HiPOD: Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Possible Jarosite-Rich Stratigraphy in Ius Chasma

Possible Jarosite-Rich Stratigraphy in Ius Chasma

Possible Jarosite-Rich Stratigraphy in Ius Chasma
Jarosite is a potassium and iron hydrous sulfate that was identified by the Opportunity rover, and it might be useful in retaining textural and chemical evidence of past history on Mars. It is a common mineral on the Red Planet found in many locations, such as Ius Chasma in Valles Marineris.

ID: ESP_062760_1710
date: 16 December 2019
altitude: 263 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona
https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_062760_1710
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km