16 September 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the complex surfaces of some of the light- and intermediate-toned sedimentary rock exposed by erosion in eastern Sinus Meridiani. Similar rocks occur at the Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, site, but they are largely covered by windblown sand and granules. The dark feature with a rayed pattern is the product of a meteor impact.
Location near: 0.8°N, 355.2°W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn