PIA05705: West Candor Layers
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
Producer ID: MOC2-682
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Original Caption Released with Image:
31 March 2004
Western Candor Chasma, in the vast Valles Marineris trough system, has some of the most extensive and varied exposures of light- and dark-toned layered rock on Mars. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an example of layered rock exposed by erosion in west Candor. The materials are probably sedimentary rocks, although some investigators have argued for a volcanic origin. The image is located near 5.7S, 75.8W, and covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-31