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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04665.tif (438.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04665.jpg (67.22 kB)

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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