NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows light-toned, layered, sedimentary rock outcrops in northwest Schiaparelli Basin on Mars. The layers are all of about the same thickness (a few meters or less) and appear to have similar properties.

29 May 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned, layered, sedimentary rock outcrops in northwest Schiaparelli Basin. The layers are all of about the same thickness (a few meters or less) and appear to have similar properties. They were likely deposited in an episodic or cyclic manner, perhaps in an underwater setting.

Location near: 1.2°S, 346.3°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Autumn

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