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Colorful Bedrock Exposed in a Landslide Scarp

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona2016-12-07

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The steep walls of Valles Marineris sometimes fail, creating giant landslides. This provides a clean exposure of the underlying bedrock.

This image of the north wall of Ganges Chasma reveals bedrock with diverse colors and textures, representing different geologic units.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21217

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  • Title: Colorful Bedrock Exposed in a Landslide Scarp
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
  • Date Created: 2016-12-07
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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