Mars - Mariner 9

The labyrinth area of western Valles Marineris on Mars

Mariner 9 view of the "labyrinth" at the western end of Vallis Marineris on Mars. Linear graben, grooves, and crater chains dominate this region, along with a number of flat-topped mesas. The image is roughly 400 km across, centered at 6 S, 105 W, at the edge of the Tharsis bulge. North is up. (Mariner 9, MTVS 4187-45)
Larger image: 415K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972
Distance/Range (km): 1,680
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -06.,105.
Orbit(s): 156

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: valley, valles
Instrument: 2-inch Vidicon Television Wide Angle A-camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 700 x 832, 9 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.092 x 1.413
Filter: polarizing
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
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: MTVS 4187-04A
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 71-051A-04A
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