PIA07840: Gale Sedimentary Rocks
 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 1596 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1062
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07840.tif (1.336 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07840.jpg (197.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

15 April 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows outcroppings of layered, sedimentary rock in eastern Gale Crater. North-central Gale Crater is the site of a mound that is more than several kilometers thick and largely composed of sedimentary rocks that record a complex history of deposition and erosion. At one time, Gale Crater might have been completely filled and buried beneath the martian surface.

Location near: 4.9S, 221.6W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-04-15