Colorful Bedrock Layers
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Colorful Bedrock Layers
ESP_049009_1520  Science Theme: Tectonic Processes

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Much of Mars’ surface is covered by fine-grained materials that hide the bedrock, but elsewhere, such as in this scene, the bedrock is well exposed (except where covered by sand dunes).

Colors are enhanced in the cutout of a pit exposing reddish layers. This is part of a stereo pair, so check out the stereo anaglyph for a 3D view.

Written by: Alfred McEwen (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (23 February 2017)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_039581_1520.

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Acquisition date
09 January 2017

Local Mars time:
14:13

Latitude (centered)
-27.797°

Longitude (East)
203.166°

Range to target site
266.8 km (166.7 miles)

Original image scale range
26.7 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~80 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle:
17.0°

Phase angle:
47.4°

Solar incidence angle
30°, with the Sun about 60° above the horizon

Solar longitude
295.9°, Northern Winter

North azimuth:
96°

Sub-solar azimuth:
8.1°
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ANAGLYPHS
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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IRB: infrared-red-blue
RGB: red-green-blue
About color products (PDF)

Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
For scale, use JPEG/JP2 black & white map-projected images

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Postscript
For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit: http://www.nasa.gov. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems is the prime contractor for the project and built the spacecraft. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona. The image data were processed using the U.S. Geological Survey’s ISIS3 software.