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Erosional window carved in sedimentary rock, Hellas Basin region

Date: 06 December 2016
Satellite: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

This image, taken by the context camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows an erosional window in part of a region north of Hellas Basin on Mars.

Erosional windows allow scientists to reconstruct the stratigraphy of regions beneath the surface and to estimate erosion rates for the area being studied.

Last Update: 06 December 2016

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