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
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