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
: 13 April 2020 altitude
: 257 km
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