Melas Layers
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Melas Layers

July 15, 2005

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows complexly-eroded, layered, sedimentary rock outcrops in southern Melas Chasma, part of the vast Valles Marineris trough system. These rocks were originally deposited as sediment, perhaps in water, long ago.

Location near: 12.5°S, 73.3°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: upper left

Season: Southern Spring

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