Layered Mesa Top
December 19, 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned, layered outcrops of sedimentary rock exposed at the top of a small mesa in northern west Candor Chasma of the Valles Marineris trough system. Large, dark, windblown ripples cover the plains surrounding the mesa. These features are located near 5.4Â°S, 74.6Â°W. The image covers an area approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.
Topics: Coprates quadrangle, Mars, Spacecraft, This Mars Global Surveyor, Ius Chasma, Valles Marineris, Chasma, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Space exploration