CRISM image: Hydrated sulfates in Candor Chasma

Candor Chasma is a deep, elongate, steep-sided depression about 800 kilometers (about 500 miles) in length, forming just one part of of the Valles Marineris canyon system in the equatorial part of Mars’ western hemisphere. If it were located on Earth, Candor Chasma would extend the distance between Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska! Like other parts of Valles Marineris, Candor contains sedimentary deposits rich in sulfate minerals. This image… [More at link]

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