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Bright Layered Deposits January 16, 2010

Posted by jtintle in Planets, Space Fotos.
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Mars

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Martian landforms have been shaped by winds, water, lava flow, seasonal icing and other forces over millennia. This view shows color variations in bright layered deposits on a plateau near Juventae Chasma in the Valles Marineris region of Mars. A brown mantle covers portions of the bright deposits. Researchers have found that these bright layered deposits contain opaline silica and iron sulfates.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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