PIA03650: Meridiani Scene
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Product Size: 512 x 869 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1315
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Original Caption Released with Image:

18 December 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows exposures of light-toned, layered, sedimentary rock among dark-surfaced plains in northern Sinus Meridiani. The circular feature in the southeast (lower right) corner of the image is a wedding-cake-like tower of sedimentary rocks.

Location near: 2.9N, 359.9W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-12-18