PIA07293: Becquerel's Sediment
 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:  627 x 1365 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-978
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07293.tif (856.9 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07293.jpg (180.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

21 January 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned, layered, sedimentary rock outcrops in south-central Becquerel Crater in western Arabia Terra near 21.3N, 8.4W. The layered material may have been deposited in an intracrater lake, early in martian history. The material has subsequently been exposed and eroded by wind. Dark sand dunes have accumulated along the southern margin (bottom of image) of the outcrop exposure. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the left/lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-01-21