Mars - Viking 2 Lander

Viking 2 Lander eastward color view showing trenches and shroud

Mars
Viking 2 Lander close-up of the surface of Mars. The metal cylinder at right is the shroud for the surface sampler instrument, which was ejected after landing. To the left of it are trenches dug by the sampling arm, and at lower right part of a footpad can be seen. Note the holes in the rocks, which appear to be vesicles produced by gas bubbles when the rocks first solidified from lava. The camera is looking due east and local time is 19:47. The shroud is about 30 cm long. (Viking 2 Lander, 22G144)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1977-09-25
Distance/Range (km): 0.0037
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +47.57,225.74 W
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: lander image, surface
Instrument: Viking Lander 2 Scanning Camera 2
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 512 vertical, 6 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 100 x .12 (single scan), 100 x 342.5 (max.)
Filter: blue, green, red
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 82.5
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 90.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: 22G144
Other Image ID number: FN0066112-14
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-083C-06F
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A

Updated 15 May 2003, DRW.