PIA04890: Layers in Crater Wall
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: 512 x 768 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-555, 25 November 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture shows layers exposed in the upper wall of a meteor impact crater, and the dry talus that has been shed from this layered slope. This September 2003 image is located near 30.2N, 272.8W. The image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide, and is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-11-26