HiPOD: 14 February 2019
Layered Sedimentary Rocks in Meridiani Planum

Layered Sedimentary Rocks in Meridiani Planum

Layered Sedimentary Rocks in Meridiani Planum
Ah, the loveliness of Meridiani. Meridiani Planum is a plain located south of Mars’ equator, in the westernmost portion of Terra Meridiani. It hosts a rare occurrence of gray crystalline hematite, which on Earth, often forms in hot springs or in standing pools of water. Hmmm....

ID: ESP_054594_1815
date: 20 March 2018
altitude: 271 km
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NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km