Mars - Viking 1 Orbiter

Mottled terrain in southwestern Utopia Planitia, Mars

Viking 1 Orbiter image of mottled terrain in southwestern Utopia Planitia, Mars. The origin of these curved hill and ridge segments is not clear, but they may be related to shorelines of large lakes or ice or glacial action. The image is 100 km across and north is up. (Viking Orbiter 608A06)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1978-02-15 T 13:52:59
Distance/Range (km): 3450.8
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +36.46/277.86
Orbit(s): 608

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Mottled Terrain, Ridge
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: Minus Blue (2)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 64.46
Phase Angle (deg): 55.43
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 10.82

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1023
NASA Image ID number: 608A06
Other Image ID number: 37579663
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-075A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-075A-01c
Other ID: N/A

Updated 20 May 2003, DRW.