A Light Toned Deposit in Aureum Chaos

The objective of this observation is to examine a light-toned deposit in a region of what is called “chaotic terrain.”

There are indications of layers in the image . Some shapes suggest erosion by a fluid moving north and south. The top of the light-toned deposit appears rough, in contrast to the smoothness of its surroundings.

This area is also in a Context Camera image (P04_002536_1757).

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HIRISE Science Team (audio: Tre Gibbs)   (17 June 2015)

More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_039708_1765

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona