Eberswalde Crater contains layered rocks about 100-meters thick exposed in a a well-preserved delta (Malin and Edgett 2003, Moore et al. 2003).
This sedimentary deposit contains dozens of shallowly tilted , alternating bright and dark layers of varying thickness (1 to 10 meters). HiRISE terrain models reveal structures in these layers which are interpreted as lake-floor deposits (Lewis and Aharonson 2006, Pondrelli et al. 2008).
This delta is distinguished from other fan-shaped deposits on Mars by the presence of a preserved distributary network including lobes, inverted channels, and meander cutoffs. Another example of a fan with a distributary network can be found in Jezero Crater, which may represent a more degraded version of the same kind of system.
Written by: Ross A. Beyer (audio by Tre Gibbs) (27 February 2013)
This is a stereo pair with PSP_001534_1560 .
More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/PSP_001336_1560
Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona