- Press Release
- Feb 3, 2023
Layering in Far Eastern Candor Chasma On Mars
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.
date: 11 September 2021
altitude: 261 km