PIA07312: Becquerel's Bands
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: 418 x 732 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-987
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Original Caption Released with Image:

30 January 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows alternating light- and dark-toned bands--layers of sedimentary rock exposed by erosion in Becquerel Crater. Becquerel is located in western Arabia Terra near 4.1N, 111.5W, and might have once been the site of a lake. A few straight, narrow fault lines can be seen in the image; they cut the rock in trends that run from upper right toward lower left (northeast-southwest). This picture covers an area about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-01-30