PIA03660: Eos Chaos Rocks
 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:  2048 x 3672 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1339
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03660.tif (7.528 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03660.jpg (671.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

11 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned, layered rock outcrops in Eos Chaos, located near the east end of the Valles Marineris trough system. The outcrops occur in the form of a distinct, circular butte (upper half of image) and a high slope (lower half of image). The rocks might be sedimentary rocks, similar to those found elsewhere exposed in the Valles Marineris system and the chaotic terrain to the east of the region.

Location near: 12.9S, 49.5W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-01-11