PIA06942: Outcrops In Aram Chaos
 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:  MOC2-881
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06942.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06942.jpg (207.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

16 October 2004
Aram Chaos is the name of an approximately 275 km (171 mi) diameter impact crater near Ares Vallis, roughly half way between the Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, site in Meridiani Planum and the easternmost troughs of the Valles Marineris. The Aram Chaos crater is partially filled with a thick accumulation of layered rock. Erosion has exposed light- and dark-toned rock materials in the basin. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a small area exhibiting some of the rock outcrops in Aram Chaos. The light-toned rocks may be sedimentary in origin. This image is located near 4.0N, 20.6W, and covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-10-16