The Red Album
Mars’ foremost photographers pick their favorite images of their favorite planet.
- By airspacemag.com
- AirSpaceMag.com, November 18, 2008
Malin Space Science Systems/ NASA
Another "Eureka" moment came in October 1997-- before the Mars Global Surveyor began its primary mission -- when the MOC returned pictures of a part of Valles Marineris known as Tithonium Chasma/ Ius Chasma. Light and dark layers in the rock outcrops of the canyon walls were a surprise -- no one had expected such layering throughout almost the entire depth of the canyon.