Sedimentary Rock Outcrops
Lake Deposits?
Mars Landforms and Craters
Rocky mesas of Nilosyrtis Mensae region.
Sedimentary Rock Outcrops

Sedimentary Rock Outcrops

Courtesy of NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08724


This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) image shows layered, light-toned outcrops of sedimentary rock in Becquerel Crater. The outcrops are against a dark-toned underlying material in the upper portion of the image. Dark dunes and patches of windblown sand contrast the light-toned rock and darker areas; dark sand trapped among the layers of sedimentary rock enhances their appearance.