PIA06793: Layered Rocks of 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:  672 x 1008 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-808
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06793.tif (678.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06793.jpg (114.3 kB)

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04 August 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows layered sedimentary rock outcrops exposed by erosion in southern Melas Chasma, one of the major Valles Marineris troughs. Such outcrops are common in southern Melas; they resemble the rock outcrops seen in some of the chaotic terrains and other Valles Marineris chasms. This image is located near 11.9S, 74.6W, and is about 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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