desert landscape with rock outcroppings and dunes seen from above
Source: NASA/JPL/UArizona
Published: January 28, 2020
Historical Date: December 22, 2019

Candor Chasma in central Valles Marineris on Mars is filled with light-toned layered deposits thought to be sandstones, perhaps formed in an ancient wet and potentially habitable environment.

This view comes from the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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