Mars - Viking 2 Orbiter

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Mars polar laminated deposits

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Viking 2 Orbiter image of polar valleys near the north pole of Mars. Laminated beds, analogous to geological strata on Earth, are exposed within these valleys. They are visible as the light and dark stratification within the valley. This image is 65 km across. North is at 10:30.

(Viking Orbiter 065B74)

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