Mars - Viking 2 Lander

View of the surface of Mars looking across the Viking 2 Lander

Viking 2 lander image looking back across the craft. Dark boulders are prominent against the reddish soil. The landing site, Utopia Plantia, is a region of fractured plains. The lander is about 200 km south of Mie crater, and may be on top of one of the crater's ejecta blankets. The largest rocks are about half a meter in size. The view is approximately to the southwest. (Viking 2 Lander, 22A158)
Larger image: 208 K

High resolution tiff file (17.9 Mb)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1977-09-25 T 14:57
Distance/Range (km): .02
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +44.57, 225.74
Orbit(s): lander

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: lander image, surface, rock
Instrument: Viking lander camera A
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 512 (vertical), 6 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 60 x 100
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 61
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: 22A158
Other Image ID number: P-18296
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-083C-06F
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 04 June 2003, DRW.