Valles Marineris

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

The top half of this THEMIS visible image shows interior layered deposits that have long been recognized in Valles Marineris. Upon close examination, the layers appear to be eroding differently, indicating different levels of competency. This, in turn, may be interpreted to indicate different materials, and/or depositional processes. At the bottom of the image, materials eroded from the walls of the canyon form dunes and a sand sheet that surrounds the remnant hills.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V05059002 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-02-03 16:45
Tue, 2003-02-25
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017491 km/pixel
0.017619 km/pixel


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