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Water Bearing Minerals in Noctis Labyrinthus
Water Bearing Minerals in Noctis Labyrinthus (click to enlarge)

Water Bearing Minerals in Noctis Labyrinthus

In this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera we view Noctis Labyrinthus. Noctis Labyrinthus is a series of pits on the western end of Valles Marineris.

These pits were formed several billion years ago: the rocks and sediments on their floors record evidence of water during Mars' history.

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