Planets and Moons  ID: 2882

Zoom down to the Gale Crater on Mars

This is a zoom down to the Gale Crater on MARS as seen by Viking and the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC). These images show a very large area of sedimentation inside the Gale Crater. The origin of the sedimentary material remains unanswered. Studying these layers of rocks could answer many questions about the history of MARS.

Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
James Garvin (NASA/HQ): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Missions:
Mars Global Surveyor - MGS
Viking

Data Used:
MGS/MOC
Viking
Viking/Images/True Color
MGS/MOLA/Topography
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Keywords:
SVS >> Mars
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Solar System >> Planets >> Mars >> Topography
SVS >> Solar System >> Planets >> Mars >> Gale Crater
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons