NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows buttes and two eroded impact craters on the plains west of Sinus Meridiani on Mars. The layers can be seen in the walls of the two large, dark-floored craters.

3 April 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows buttes and two eroded impact craters on the plains west of Sinus Meridiani. The buttes and bedrock here are composed of light-toned, layered, sedimentary rock similar to the bedrock at the Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, site. The layers can be seen in the walls of the two large, dark-floored craters.

Location near: 0.5°N, 8.0°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Northern Summer

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