PIA04140: Severely-Dipping Layers

Severely-Dipping Layers


11 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows severely tilted--dipping--layered rocks in Oudemans Crater in the Valles Marineris region of Mars. The rocks have a light tone and are somewhat broken-up by faults. These rocks were deposited in flat-lying layers. Sometime later, Oudemans Crater formed by meteor impact. When that occurred, rocks that were underneath the site of the impact were uplifted and tilted by the force of the impact. The light tone and repeated nature of some of the layers suggests that these may be sedimentary rocks.

Location near : 10.2°S, 92.0°W
Image width : width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : lower left
Season : Southern Spring

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Mars
System Mars
Target Type Planet
Mission Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Instrument Host Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-08-11
Date in Caption 2005-08-11
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04140
Identifier PIA04140