PIA04571: Layered Yardangs in Henry 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. MOC2-389, 12 June 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows wind-sculpted remnants of layered sedimentary rock that once completely covered the northwestern floor of Henry Crater, an ancient impact basin located at 11.7N, 336.4W. These landforms, shaped somewhat like inverted boat hulls, are "textbook examples" of a wind erosion form known as a yardang. The image covers an area 2.3 km (1.4 mi) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-06-12