PIA06324: Layered Rocks In Melas
 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:  898 x 1347 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-763
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06324.tif (1.211 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06324.jpg (254.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

20 June 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC), image shows exposures of finely-bedded sedimentary rocks in western Melas Chasma, part of the vast Valles Marineris trough system. Rocks similar to these occur in neighboring west Candor Chasma, as well. The picture is located near 9.1S, 74.5W, and covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. The scene is illuminated by sunlight from the left/upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-06-20