Eroded Sedimentary Rock
May 26, 2003
This high resolution Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows eroded, layered sedimentary rock exposures in an unnamed western Arabia Terra crater at 8°N, 7°W. The dark material is windblown sand; much of the erosion of these layers may have also been caused by wind. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left.
Topics: Environment, Mars, Arabia Terra, Mars Global Surveyor, Arabia quadrangle, Becquerel, Mars Exploration Rover, Sedimentary rock