PIA05254: Sedimentary Rock 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:  640 x 960 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-618
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05254.tif (615.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05254.jpg (157.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

27 January 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows layers of sedimentary rock in a crater in western Arabia Terra. Layered rock records the history of a place, but an orbiter image alone cannot tell the entire story. These materials record some past episodes of deposition of fine-grained material in an impact crater that is much larger than the image shown here. The picture is located near 3.4N, 358.7W, and covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi.) wide. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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