PIA07816: Buttes near Meridiani
 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 3488 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1050
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07816.tif (2.909 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07816.jpg (527.8 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

3 April 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows buttes and two eroded impact craters on the plains west of Sinus Meridiani. The buttes and bedrock here are composed of light-toned, layered, sedimentary rock similar to the bedrock at the Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, site. The layers can be seen in the walls of the two large, dark-floored craters.

Location near: 0.5N, 8.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-04-03