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Spectacular layers of Mars exposed in Becquerel Crater Spaceflight Now

Toward the end of its Primary Mapping Mission, Mars Global Surveyor’s Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) acquired one of its most spectacular pictures of layered sedimentary rock exposed within the ancient crater Becquerel. Pictures such as this one from January 25, 2001, underscore the fact that you never know from one day to the next what the next MOC images will uncover.