HiPOD: Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Exquisite Layering

Exquisite Layering
Much of Mars is covered by sand and dust but in some places stacks of sedimentary layers are visible. In this image, exquisite layering is revealed emerging from the sand in southern Holden Crater. Sequences like these offer a window into Mars’ complicated geologic history.

Holden Crater was once a candidate landing area for the Mars Science Laboratory, and is still an intriguing choice today.

ID: ESP_064288_1525
date: 13 April 2020
altitude: 257 km

NASA/JPL/UArizona
https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_064288_1525
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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km