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Clay Color Inspiration
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Clay Color Inspiration

September 24, 2012
This image covers a exposure of clay-rich bedrock on the "shore" of the Northern plains, north of Mawrth Vallis.

The relatively bright areas reveal a complex terrain with a range of textures and enhanced colors. We probably need to send a rover here to understand the complex history of these very ancient deposits.

Written by: Alfred McEwen

Credits: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona