PIA05708: East Candor 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:  2048 x 3072 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-685
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05708.tif (6.298 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05708.jpg (1.2 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

3 April 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dust-mantled layer exposures (left) in east Candor Chasma, one of the troughs of the Valles Marineris system. Erosion of the steeper slope (right) has disrupted the expression of layered material, indicating that some layered materials on Mars may not be recognized as such, depending upon how the materials have been degraded. This image is located near 7.8S, 65.6W. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-04-03