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Layering in Far Eastern Candor Chasma

Layering in Far Eastern Candor Chasma

Layering in Far Eastern Candor Chasma
Context Camera images suggest that sedimentary layers here are organized into bundles of quasi-periodic beds. This is important because it might be an indication of “orbital forcing,” which is the effect of climate on changes in a planet’s axial tilt and orbit around the Sun. It is worth testing to see if orbital forcing of sedimentation also occurred here in Valles Marineris.

ID: ESP_070911_1720
date: 11 September 2021
altitude: 261 km

https://uahirise.org/hipod/ESP_070911_1720
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
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