Mars - Mariner 4

Surface of Mars 45 S, 144 W

Mariner 4 image showing an area of the southern highlands at 46 S, 144 W. Light levels were getting low at this point, so detail is difficult to pick out in the image and only indistinct features can be seen. The image was taken from 12,000 km and the frame is 266 km by 236 km. The sun was 67 degrees from zenith and north is at 12:30. (Mariner 4, frame 15E)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-07-15 T 00:35
Distance/Range (km): 12,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -46.0, 143.5
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: surface view
Instrument: Television camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 200 x 200, 6-bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.05 x 1.05
Filter: green
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 67.
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 15E
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