PIA07131: Layered Mesa Top
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: MOC2-942
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Original Caption Released with Image:

16 December 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned, layered outcrops of sedimentary rock exposed at the top of a small mesa in northern west Candor Chasma of the Valles Marineris trough system. Large, dark, windblown ripples cover the plains surrounding the mesa. These features are located near 5.4S, 74.6W. The image covers an area approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-12-16