PIA05297: Becquerel Beckons
 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:  836 x 1781 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-637
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05297.tif (1.491 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05297.jpg (233.6 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

15 February 2004
Calling out across millions of miles of space, the compelling dark sand dunes and light-toned sedimentary rock outcrops of Becquerel Crater and dozens of other layered rock sites on Mars beg for further scientific investigation. Layered rocks record the history of a place; the younger layers are above the older ones. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows some of the dunes and layered rocks in Becquerel, a ~170 km (~106 mi) wide crater in western Arabia Terra. Wind has blown the dunes toward the southwest (lower left). The image is located near 21.5N, 8.6W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left; the image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-15