PIA04540: Layered Walls of West Candor
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. MOC2-370, 24 May 2003

West Candor is part of the vast Valles Marineris trough system. These chasms and canyons cut through ancient, layered bedrock. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture shows some of the layering revealed in the wall and on the upland surface outside of southwest Candor Chasma. This image is located near 6.7S, 76.8W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the right/lower right.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-05-27