PIA05921: Layered Rocks in Ritchey
 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:  601 x 1620 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-726
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05921.tif (942.6 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05921.jpg (129.8 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

14 May 2004
This March 2004 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light- and dark-toned layered rock outcrops on the floor of Ritchey Crater, located near 28.9S, 50.8W. Some or all of these rocks may be sedimentary in origin. Erosion has left a couple of buttes standing on a more erosion-resistant plain. This picture covers an area approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) across and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-05-14