Mars - Viking 1 Orbiter

Belz Crater, Chryse Planitia, Mars

This Viking 1 Orbiter image shows Belz Crater in Chryse Planitia, Mars. Belz is a typical rampart crater, showing a raised ridge or rampart around the inner ejecta layer. These ramparts may be the result of ejecta being emplaced as a debris flow rather than ballistically as is the case for craters on the Moon. North is at ~1:30 in this image. The frame is about 50 km wide. (Viking Orbiter 010A56)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1976-06-29 T 22:36:15
Distance/Range (km): 1635.9
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +22.08/043.20
Orbit(s): 10

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Crater
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera B
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1056 x 1182, 7 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.54 x 1.69
Filter: Clear (4)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 53.96
Phase Angle (deg): 74.06
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 21.34

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1010
NASA Image ID number: 010A56
Other Image ID number: 26092389
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-075A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-075A-01c
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