Colorful Bedrock Layers

Much of Mars’ surface is covered by fine-grained materials that hide the bedrock, but elsewhere, such as in this scene, the bedrock is well exposed (except where covered by sand dunes).

Colors are enhanced in the cutout of a pit exposing reddish layers . This is part of a stereo pair, so check out the stereo anaglyph for a 3D view .

Written by: Alfred McEwen (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (23 February 2017)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_039581_1520 .

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Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona