Layers in Meridiani Planum

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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Less than 100 km from an outlier of the hematite deposit, a 30 km-diameter crater displays layers of eroding material, none of which contains hematite. The layers are evident from their variation in brightness and texture. At least four are apparent, with the lowermost one occurring in the upper right of the frame and the uppermost one extending out of the crater onto the surrounding plain.

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Image ID: 
V07989029 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-10-02 23:10
Wed, 2003-11-05
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017764 km/pixel
0.017894 km/pixel


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