Sedimentary Rock Layers on a Crater Floor

This image covers layered sedimentary rocks on the floor of an impact crater north of Eberswalde Crater. There may have been a lake in this crater billions of years ago, and the area was once considered a landing spot for the Mars Science Laboratory.

There are diverse rock compositions, as we can see in an enhanced-color cutout . This image completes a stereo pair, so be sure to view the stereo anaglyph. Here is a sample at full resolution .

Written by: Alfred McEwen (audio: Tre Gibbs)   (20 May 2015)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_032706_1575 .

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Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona