PIA06800: Bright Layer Outcrops
 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:  836 x 1254 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-816
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06800.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06800.jpg (148.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

12 August 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows outcroppings of a light-toned rock layer on the lower slopes of buttes, hills, and massifs within one of the depressions of the Labyrinthus Noctis (Labyrinth of Night) system of the western Valles Marineris. The layer was once continuous across the area. The image is located near 7.5S, 96.1W, and covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. The scene is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-08-12