HiPOD: Tuesday, 8 March 2022
Stratigraphy of Aeolis Mons in Gale Crater

Stratigraphy of Aeolis Mons in Gale Crater
The purpose of this image is to study features similar to those being explored by the Curiosity rover. The rover will not be able to drive to this location, but the study of similar features at a different location can provide the context needed to interpret the geologic history.

Previously dubbed Mount Sharp, Aeolis Mons rises approximately 5.5 kilometers above the floor of the crater.

ID: ESP_072578_1745
date: 19 January 2022
altitude: 268 km

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Black & white is less than 5 km across; enhanced color is less than 1 km. For full observation details, visit the ID link.