Google+ Mars Travel: Mars Photo of the Day - Sept 16 2011

Mars Photo of the Day - Sept 16 2011

Today's Mars Photo is of banded features imaged by the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. No one is sure what caused the features you see, but they may be expressions of layered rock, shorelines from an ancient lake or ocean, the result of ejecta from an impact, or simply terraces. 

The Martian landscape is just as varied and beautiful as our own. I can't wait until the day humanity steps foot on Mars and can see everything with out own eyes. That will be a remarkable sight for sure. 

The image links to the HiRISE page which discusses this image and its location on Mars. 


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