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Light Toned Layered Butte in Aureum Chaos

Light Toned in Aureum Chaos
The objective of this observation is to examine a light-toned, layered butte in a region of chaos. The field of view also includes several small outcrops of light-toned deposits. The OMEGA experiment on Mars Express discovered clay minerals in a variety places in Aureum Chaos. Clay minerals need water to form, so the area may once have contained large amounts of water.

ID: ESP_074918_1755
date: 20 July 2022
altitude: 270 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.