PIA07340: Schiaparelli cPROTO
 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:  1927 x 2630 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-995
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07340.tif (4.74 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07340.jpg (807.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image of layered sedimentary rock in a crater in northwestern Schiaparelli basin was acquired using the cPROTO technique described previously on 27 September 2004. MOC cPROTO images provide rare glimpses of the martian surface at the highest resolution ever achieved from orbit--in this case, nearly 50 centimeters (~20 inches) per pixel. The finely-layered rock shown here, and the repeated nature of the layers in the rock, are clues that these sediments may have been deposited in an intracrater lake.

Location near: 0.2S, 345.7W
150 m scale bar = ~164 yards
Illumination from: upper right
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-02-07