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Mars Picture of the Day: Layered Walls of West Candor

By SpaceRef Editor
May 24, 2003
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-370, 24 May 2003

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

West Candor is part of the vast Valles Marineris trough
system. These chasms and canyons cut through ancient,
layered bedrock.
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) picture
shows some of the layering revealed in the wall and on the
upland surface outside of southwest Candor Chasma.
This image is located near 6.7°S, 76.8°W.
Sunlight illuminates the scene from the
right/lower right.

Malin Space Science Systems and the California Institute of Technology
built the MOC using spare hardware from the Mars Observer mission.
MSSS operates the camera from its facilities in San Diego, California.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars Surveyor Operations Project
operates the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft with its industrial
partner, Lockheed Martin Astronautics, from facilities in Pasadena,
California and Denver, Colorado.

SpaceRef staff editor.