PIA07120: Layers in Shalbatana Vallis
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: 601 x 902 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-931
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Original Caption Released with Image:

5 December 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an exposure of layered material, probably sediment, on the floor of Shalbatana Vallis. Erosion has exhumed small impact craters and created round, layered buttes. This image is located near 3.2N, 43.4W, and covers an area approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. The scene is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-12-05