Mars - Mariner 9

Promethei Sinus near Mars' south pole

Wide-angle Mariner 9 image of Promethei Sinus, centered at 70 S, 259 W. The area is typified by the large splotchy craters seen here. Note that the dark areas tend to lie on the downwind side of the crater floors. The frame is 450 km from top to bottom. (Mariner 9, MTVS 4211-9)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1972
Distance/Range (km): 1800.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -70., 259.
Orbit(s): 179

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
Instrument: 2-inch Vidicon Television Narrow 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 4211-9
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