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Layers in Aureum Chaos
PSP_007006_1765 - At first glance these undulating shapes in shades of blue might look like waves
on an ocean.
Seen here in a false-color image from the
HiRISE camera, they
are actually layered rock outcrops found in Aureum Chaos.
The larger Aureum Chaos region is a
chaotic jumble of eroded terrain in the eastern part of Mars' immense
canyon Valles Marineris.
layers composing these outcrops could have been
laid down by dust or volcanic ash settling from the
atmosphere, sand carried by martian winds,
or sediments deposited on the floor of an ancient lake.
This close-up view of the otherwise red planet spans
about 4 kilometers, a distance you might
walk over flat ground in less than an hour.