Rhythmic Stratigraphy
NASA/JPL/UArizona
Rhythmic Stratigraphy
ESP_021523_1825  Science Theme: Geologic Contacts/Stratigraphy
This observation represents a particularly good exposure of rhythmic stratigraphy within a crater in southern Arabia Terra, which was previously imaged by the Mars Orbiter Camera.

Measurements of the bedding from stereo topography will help test for the presence of cyclicity, as well as evaluate regional stratigraphic correlations. One of the justifications for this target was to obtain finer scale stereo topography, and HiRISE has created an anaglyph image of this observation. This will hopefully resolve the exposed bedding at this location. Additionally, stereo topography will help to derive true stratigraphic thicknesses and bedding orientations.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team  (5 April 2011)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_020534_1825.
 
Acquisition date
28 February 2011

Local Mars time
15:14

Latitude (centered)
2.238°

Longitude (East)
350.433°

Spacecraft altitude
271.5 km (168.7 miles)

Original image scale range
27.7 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~83 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle
10.8°

Phase angle
43.9°

Solar incidence angle
54°, with the Sun about 36° above the horizon

Solar longitude
245.4°, Northern Autumn

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  334.4°
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POSTSCRIPT
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. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.