This amazing snaps the bedrock exposed
The Red planet is mainly covered with fine-grained rocks, which normally conceal the Martian bedrock.
However this amazing shot captures the bedrock exposed and only partially covered with sand dunes.
High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) scientists shared the image on their Twitter account with the caption: “NEW: Colourful Bedrock Layers. Or, as we like to call it, “Mars’ Tell-tale Heart”.
Colourful Bedrock Layers. Or, as we like to call it, 'Mars’ Tell-tale Heart'
Explaining the image, they wrote: “Much of Mars’ surface is covered by fine-grained materials that hide the bedrock, but elsewhere, such as in this scene, that bedrock is well exposed.”
The photo was taken using a HiRISE camera, which is installed on board a Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, which is located at an altitude of around 300 am above the Martian surface.