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White Rock November 14, 2005

Posted by jtintle in JPL, Mars, Mars Global Surveyor, NASA, Space Fotos.
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Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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1. jf - November 14, 2005

anyone care to explain what exactly we’re looking at here? dried up riverbed?

2. jtintle - November 14, 2005

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a portion of the famous “White Rock” feature in Pollack Crater in the Sinus Sabaeus region of Mars. The light-toned rock is not really white, but its light tone caught the eye of Mars geologists as far back as 1972, when it was first spotted in images acquired by Mariner 9. The light-toned materials are probably the remains of a suite of layered sediments that once spread completely across the interior of Pollack Crater. Dark materials in this image include sand dunes and large ripples.

Is the exact caption. hope it helps

3. Pierre - November 14, 2005

Dude, beautiful. love the blog, thanks for commenting on mine :).

4. pierre - November 14, 2005

by the way, you’re on my blogroll. this blog is cool

5. jtintle - November 14, 2005

Thanks, I try. I’m trying to figure out the best way to do my links, once I have that figured out I will add you to mine too


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