QUOTE (SigurRosFan @ Oct 27 2005, 05:27 PM)
How SO THICK a layered pattern could be so much TILTED and folded? This implies tectonic movements. Perhaps this is a remnant of a very ancient time where there was still plate tectonic on Mars, and we see a piece of a continent (there are some evidences of former plate tectonics on Mars, but it lasted not long enough to form continents).
Or more likely it shows one of these regions in the south west of Tharsis dome where there are large folds. But where the layers come from? At what epoch they formed? Tharsis lava flows, or much more ancient?
Note that these folds at South West of Tharsis are "recent" as they are a consequence of the Tharsis dome formation
Perhaps a priority target for a future rover...