PIA08074: Broken, Tilted 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:  2048 x 2792 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1432
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08074.tif (5.724 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08074.jpg (551.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

14 April 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned, layered rock outcrops in the central pit of an impact crater in the Thaumasia Planum region of Mars. The outcrops were tilted and broken-up by the extreme energy of the impact that formed the crater in which they occur. These are layers of rock that were brought up by the impact from horizontal beds that lie below the floor of the crater.

Location near: 21.7S, 69.4W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-04-14