PIA08702: Many-Layered Rock
 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:  1832 x 4007 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1563
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08702.tif (7.349 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08702.jpg (1.497 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

23 August 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned, layered, sedimentary rocks in a crater in the northwestern part of Schiaparelli basin. The repetition of these horizontal layers suggests the sediments could have been deposited in an ancient crater lake.

Location near: 0.3S, 345.6W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-08-23