PIA07298: Layers Below Arsia
 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:  1292 x 836 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-980
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07298.tif (1.081 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07298.jpg (178.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows layered rock outcropping in a pit on the lower west flank of Arsia Mons, one of the large Tharsis shield volcanoes. Given their location, these layers are very likely dominated by volcanic rocks, including lava flows. This depression is located near 8.8S, 123.7W. The image covers an area about 4.8 km (3 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the lower right.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-01-23