HiRISE: Sedimentary rock layers on a crater floor

ESP_040605_1575This 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. [More at link]

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