Layering in Far Eastern Candor Chasma On Mars

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Far Eastern Candor Chasma

Context Camera images suggest that sedimentary layers here are organized into bundles of quasi-periodic beds.

This is important because it might be an indication of "orbital forcing," which is the effect of climate on changes in a planet's axial tilt and orbit around the Sun. It is worth testing to see if orbital forcing of sedimentation also occurred here in Valles Marineris.

ID: ESP_070911_1720
date: 11 September 2021
altitude: 261 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_070911_1720
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