Possible Fluvial Features in Golden Crater

This observation shows an interesting crater floor with what appear to be inverted channels, rounded lobe-like landforms, and light-toned layered deposits along the southern portion of the crater wall.

High resolution can help study the layers, with an enhanced-color image showing us any variations in composition between those light-toned layers and the darker-toned surfaces.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team (audio: Tre Gibbs)   (25 March 2015)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_031005_1575 .

More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_039405_1575

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona