Layered History
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Layered History
ESP_057970_1645  Science Theme: Sedimentary/Layering Processes
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The geologic history of a planet is written in its layers. Erosion of the surface reveals several shades of light toned layers, likely sedimentary deposits.

The most recent geologic features are the narrow sand dunes snaking across the top of all the rock.

Written by: Candy Hansen (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (4 February 2019)
 
Acquisition date
08 December 2018

Local Mars time
14:09

Latitude (centered)
-15.301°

Longitude (East)
13.954°

Spacecraft altitude
258.7 km (160.8 miles)

Original image scale range
26.0 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~78 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle
4.0°

Phase angle
35.3°

Solar incidence angle
31°, with the Sun about 59° above the horizon

Solar longitude
302.7°, Northern Winter

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  350.7°
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Black and white
map projected  non-map

IRB color
map projected  non-map

Merged IRB
map projected

Merged RGB
map projected

RGB color
non-map projected

JP2
Black and white
map-projected   (565MB)

IRB color
map-projected   (321MB)

JP2 EXTRAS
Black and white
map-projected  (258MB)
non-map           (333MB)

IRB color
map projected  (96MB)
non-map           (296MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (142MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (134MB)

RGB color
non map           (294MB)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
B&W label
Color label
Merged IRB label
Merged RGB label
EDR products
HiView

NB
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

USAGE POLICY
All of the images produced by HiRISE and accessible on this site are within the public domain: there are no restrictions on their usage by anyone in the public, including news or science organizations. We do ask for a credit line where possible:
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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.