PIA05255: Layered Remnant
 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:  834 x 1251 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-619
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05255.tif (1.045 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05255.jpg (162.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

28 January 2004
This southern summer Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a remnant of layered sedimentary material that was once much more extensive, covering a vast intercrater area near 69.1S, 207.5W. These layers have been protected from being completely removed by erosion, in part, because of the ancient meteor impact crater located at the lower left. The dark lines that squiggle and streak across this scene were most likely formed by passing dust devils that disrupted or removed some of the thin layer of dust coating this terrain. The picture covers an area approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-28