The Top of Coprates Chasma

This image covers a small portion of gigantic Coprates Chasma, part of Valles Marineris.

With enhanced IR colors , we see a portion of the very top of the south wall of the canyon, looking down onto the steep upper slopes. The colors indicate that diverse rock types are present.

Written by: Alfred McEwen   (10 October 2012)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_037111_1645 .

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Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona