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Becquerel Outcrops
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Becquerel Outcrops

November 5, 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: 21.5°N, 8.4°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: lower left

Season: Northern Spring



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