PIA06839: Melas Sedimentary Rocks
 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:  1213 x 1820 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-832
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06839.tif (2.21 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06839.jpg (435.7 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

28 August 2004
Light-toned, layered, sedimentary rock outcrops are common within the vast martian Valles Marineris trough system. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a recent example from southern Melas Chasma at 1.5 m/pixel (5 ft/pixel) resolution. The image is located near 11.3S, 73.9W, and covers an area about 1.8 km (1.1 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-08-28