NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows light-toned rock outcrops, mesas, and buttes in Aram Chaos on Mars. Located immediately west of Ares Vallis, Aram Chaos is a large, nearly-filled impact basin.

23 December 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned rock outcrops, mesas, and buttes in Aram Chaos. Located immediately west of Ares Vallis, Aram Chaos is a large, nearly-filled impact basin. The sedimentary materials that filled the basin have been lithified -- that is, hardened to form rock.

Location near: 2.8°N, 20.0°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

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