Mars - Mariner 4

Craters in southern Amazonis Planitia on Mars

This Mariner 4 image taken from 14,300 km shows some craters in southern Amazonis Planitia. The image is 280 km across, 375 km from top to bottom and north is at 11:00. The sun is 19 degrees from vertical so some detail can be seen, but the shading is still rather subdued. The image is centered at 2 S, 179 W. (Mariner 4, frame 05B)
Full resolution size: 444K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-07-15 T 00:23
Distance/Range (km): 14,300.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -01.8, 178.5 W
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
Instrument: Television camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 200 x 200, 6-bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.05 x 1.05
Filter: red
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 19.
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Mariner 4, frame 05B
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 64-0771-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015