Rhythmic patterns of sedimentary layering in Danielson Crater on Mars result from periodic changes in climate related to changes in tilt of the planet in this image was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Rhythmic Layering in Danielson Crater on Mars

Rhythmic patterns of sedimentary layering in Danielson Crater on Mars result from periodic changes in climate related to changes in tilt of the planet. This image was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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ID#:
PIA15092

Date added:
2011-11-21

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

Spacecraft:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)

Instruments:
High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)

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PIA15092.jpg (0.11 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona