PIA08511: Coprates Erosion
 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 5248 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1483
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08511.tif (10.76 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08511.jpg (1.09 MB)

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4 June 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows layered, light-toned, sedimentary rocks that have been exposed by erosion in Coprates Chasma, one of the many chasms which comprise the Valles Marineris trough system on Mars.

Location near: 13.1S, 65.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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