Mars - Viking 1 Orbiter

Global mosaic of Mars centered on Valles Marineris

Mars
Global mosaic of 102 Viking 1 Orbiter images of Mars taken on orbit 1,334, 22 February 1980. The images are projected into point perspective, representing what a viewer would see from a spacecraft at an altitude of 2,500 km. At center is Valles Marineris, over 3000 km long and up to 8 km deep. Note the channels running up (north) from the central and eastern portions of Valles Marineris to the dark area, Acidalic Planitia, at upper right. At left are the three Tharsis volcanoes and to the south is ancient, heavily impacted terrain. (Viking 1 Orbiter, MG07S078-334SP)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1980-02-22 T 11:00
Distance/Range (km): 2500.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -07.,078
Orbit(s): 1334

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, volcano, valley
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1056 x 1182, 7 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.54 x 1.69
Filter: N/A
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: VO_2014
NASA Image ID number: MG07S078-334SP
Other Image ID number: [special.334SP]MG07S078
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-075A-01f
Other ID: N/A

Updated 21 May 2003, DRW.