PIA06307: Light-toned Layers in Kasei
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: MOC2-760
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Original Caption Released with Image:

17 June 2004
This April 2004 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a fantastic outcrop of alternating light and dark layers in the wall of a crater that impacted into the floor of one of the eastern Kasei Valles flood channels. The history recorded in these layers, while unknown, might include the history of ancient floods in the Kasei Valles system. This crater wall is located near 31.1N, 54.1W. The 500 meter scale bar is about 547 yards long. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper right.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-06-17