Layered Deposits in Terby Crater

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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This somewhat cloudy THEMIS visible image shows a stunning example of layered deposits in Terby crater, just north of the Hellas impact basin. Some researchers argue that layered terrain in craters were deposited by water. However, in some places, layered deposits will extend for up to a kilometer above the crater rim, leading others to conclude that they must be volcanic airfall deposits.

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V04904003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-01-21 22:39
Fri, 2003-02-14
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (62 km)
0.017137 km/pixel
0.017261 km/pixel


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