PIA04483: Layers in 8N, 7W Crater
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: 540 x 810 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-342, 26 April 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dozens of layers of sedimentary rock in an unnamed western Arabia crater at 8N, 7W. Dark, wind-blown sand and lighter-toned dunes or ripples enhance the apparent contrast in this area. Several faults, indicated by off-set layers, are present. The picture covers an area about 1.5 km (just under 1mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-04-28