PIA05537: Layered Rock in West Candor
 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:  2048 x 3072 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-662
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05537.tif (6.298 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05537.jpg (1.397 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

11 March 2004
West Candor Chasma, one of the troughs of the vast Valles Marineris system, presents some of the largest areas covered by outcrops of light-toned, layered rock on Mars. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an example located in west Candor near 6.1S, 76.7W. Hundreds of layers are exposed in this area. The dark ripples are believed to be just that--dark patches of windblown sediment shaped into rippled forms. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left; the high resolution image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-11