PIA03928: Ladon Sedimentary 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:  836 x 1117 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1114
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03928.tif (935 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03928.jpg (169.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

6 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned, layered, sedimentary rocks exposed by the fluids that carved the Ladon Valles system in the Erythraeum region of Mars. These rocks are so ancient that their sediments were deposited, cemented to form rock, and then eroded by the water (or other liquid) that carved Ladon Valles, so far back in Martian history that such liquids could still flow on the planet's surface.

Location near: 20.8S, 30.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-06-06