PIA03993: Melas Layers
 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:  672 x 1694 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1148
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03993.tif (1.14 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03993.jpg (309.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

10 July 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows complexly-eroded, layered, sedimentary rock outcrops in southern Melas Chasma, part of the vast Valles Marineris trough system. These rocks were originally deposited as sediment, perhaps in water, long ago.

Location near: 12.5S, 73.3W
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:
2005-07-10