Possible Mars Landing Site: Layers on East Mound of Terby Crater

This observation was taken to analyze sedimentary architecture and bed thicknesses of layered deposits on the east side of the mound of Terby Crater.

This area could be a possible science target for future landed missions, so the power of HiRISE can analyze these layers at the highest resolution possible.

Terby Crater is 170 kilometers in diameter, and is located along the northern edge of Hellas Planitia.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team   (18 May 2011)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_021942_1520 .

More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_021797_1520

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona