PIA04874: Meridiani 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:  512 x 768 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04874.tif (393.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04874.jpg (89.7 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-545, 15 November 2003

Northern Sinus Meridiani is a region of vast exposures of layered, sedimentary rock. Buried within these layers are many filled impact craters. Erosion has re-exposed several formerly-buried craters in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image. Arrows 1 and 2 indicate craters that are still emerging from beneath layered material; arrow 3 indicates a crater that has been fully re-exposed. This image is located near 5.1N, 2.7W. The area shown is about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and illuminated from the left/upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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