Sedimentary Bedrock Diversity in Terby Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Sedimentary Bedrock Diversity in Terby Crater
ESP_031212_1525  Science Theme: Sedimentary/Layering Processes
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Terby Crater, sitting on the northern rim of Hellas Basin, has been filled by sedimentary deposits, perhaps deposited by or in water.

The northeast portion of these layers have been eroded by the wind, exposing the layers. The enhanced-color subimage is a sample of these materials, in which the different colors and textures represent different rock types.

Be sure to take a look at the stereo anaglyph for a 3D view of the landscape.

Written by: Alfred McEwen   (1 May 2013)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_031278_1525.

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Acquisition date
24 March 2013

Local Mars time:
14:27

Latitude (centered)
-27.189°

Longitude (East)
73.904°

Range to target site
273.1 km (170.7 miles)

Original image scale range
54.6 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~164 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
50 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle:
18.5°

Phase angle:
51.8°

Solar incidence angle
33°, with the Sun about 57° above the horizon

Solar longitude
288.2°, Northern Winter

North azimuth:
96°

Sub-solar azimuth:
3.4°
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ANAGLYPHS
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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IRB: infrared-red-blue
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Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
For scale, use JPEG/JP2 black & white map-projected images

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Postscript
For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit: http://www.nasa.gov. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems is the prime contractor for the project and built the spacecraft. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona. The image data were processed using the U.S. Geological Survey’s ISIS3 software.