PIA08724: Becquerel Outcrops
 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:  1024 x 1920 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1575
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08724.tif (1.968 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08724.jpg (281.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

4 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows layered, light-toned outcrops of sedimentary rock in Becquerel Crater. The outcrops are juxtaposed against a dark-toned substrate which occupies the upper (northern) portion of the image. Dark dunes and patches of windblown sand superpose both the light-toned rock and darker substrate; dark sand trapped among the layers of sedimentary rock enhances their appearance.

Location near: 21.5N, 8.4W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-09-04