PIA04483: Layers in 8N, 7W Crater
 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:  540 x 810 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04483.tif (438.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04483.jpg (85.43 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-342, 26 April 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dozens of layers of sedimentary rock in an unnamed western Arabia crater at 8N, 7W. Dark, wind-blown sand and lighter-toned dunes or ripples enhance the apparent contrast in this area. Several faults, indicated by off-set layers, are present. The picture covers an area about 1.5 km (just under 1mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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