HiPOD: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Sandstone in West Candor Chasma

Sandstone in West Candor Chasma
Candor Chasma in central Valles Marineris is filled with light-toned layered deposits thought to be sandstones, perhaps formed in an ancient wet and potentially habitable environment.

The CRISM instrument on MRO has acquired thousands high-resolution spectral images across Mars, often with simultaneous coverage by HiRISE, but sometimes, for a variety of reasons, without HiRISE coverage. We are now trying to complete coordinated coverage over such locations, to enable geologic interpretations based on both the compositional information of CRISM and the high-resolution imaging of HiRISE.

ID: ESP_062839_1740
date: 22 December 2019
altitude: 263 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona
https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_062839_1740
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km