PIA01323: Light-toned Rock Outcrop in Aureum Chaos
 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:  1718 x 640 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MGS MOC2-1606
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA01323.tif (1.101 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA01323.jpg (191.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

30 October 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an outcrop of light-toned, layered, sedimentary rock in Aureum Chaos. The darker material, which includes ripples, is composed of windblown sand and granules. This scene is located near 3.8S, 26.2W, and covers an area roughly 7.7 km by 3 km (4.8 by 1.9 mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the terrain from the top/upper right. This southern autumn image was acquired on 14 July 2006.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-10-30