PIA05532: East Arabia 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:  836 x 1254 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-657
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05532.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05532.jpg (201.4 kB)

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6 March 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows eroded layered material in eastern Arabia Terra. The darkest material in this image forms a couple of mesas of ancient layered rock. Eastern Arabia is one of several regions on Mars that have been eroded in such a way as to provide clues about the nature of the layered upper crust of Mars. The image is located near 25.0N, 302.4W, 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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