PIA04665: Cliff in Terby 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. MOC2-436, 29 July 2003

Terby Crater was once filled with layered, sedimentary rock. Over time, these materials have been eroded to form a dazzling array of cliffs and layered outcrops. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture shows a layered cliff facing toward the northwest (toward upper left). Dark debris has slid down the west-facing slopes of the cliff. A visitor to Terby Crater would be greeted by vistas reminiscent of some of the national parks in the southwestern United States. This March 2003 picture is located near 27.7S, 285.5W; it is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left. The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) across.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-07-29