This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is part of simulated flyover showing rhythmic layers of sedimentary rock inside Becquerel crater on Mars.
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Flyover Animation of Becquerel Crater on Mars

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This simulated flyover shows rhythmic layers of sedimentary rock inside Becquerel crater on Mars. The animation uses three-dimensional modeling based on a stereo pair of images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, is the prime contractor for the project and built the spacecraft. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment is operated by the University of Arizona, Tucson, and the instrument was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo.

Image details

ID#:
PIA11444

Date added:
2008-12-04

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

Spacecraft:
High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)

Instruments:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

Size:
1278 x 719 pixels (width x height)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA11444.tif (2.76 MB)

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PIA11444.jpg (0.07 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Solar System Visualization Team