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MRO HiRISE Mars Image: Bright Layers North of Meridiani Planum

By SpaceRef Editor
January 18, 2011
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This HiRISE image is located North of Meridiani Planum near the landing site of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The surface adjacent to the edge of the crater is characterized by light-toned, regularly layered sedimentary rock, dark-toned material trapped in degraded crater floors, and knobs. The layered rocks are faulted (offset) in places and folded (see inset of false color image, 1 kilometer/0.6 miles across). Written by: Sharon Wilson Original release: 5 January 2011. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona. Images

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