PIA15097: Chemical Alteration by Water, Jezero Crater Delta
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: CRISM
CTX
Product Size: 935 x 720 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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On ancient Mars, water carved channels and transported sediments to form fans and deltas within lake basins. Examination of spectral data acquired from orbit show that some of these sediments have minerals that indicate chemical alteration by water. Here in Jezero Crater delta, sediments contain clays and carbonates. The image combines information from two instruments on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars and the Context Camera. (Reference: Ehlmann et al. 2008.)

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/JHU-APL

Image Addition Date:
2011-11-21