Mars - Viking Orbiters 1 and 2

Oblique color mosaic of Candor Chasma on Mars from the north

Color mosaic of Viking Orbiter 1 and 2 images showing Candor Chasma, part of the Valles Marineris system on Mars. This oblique view is looking from the north over the 800 km wide chasm, which is centered at about 6.5 S, 71. W. The walls and floor show evidence of erosion and mass wasting and complex geomorphology. (Viking Orbiter NJ05S070-912A)
Larger image: 288K

High resolution tiff file (9.9M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1978-12-05 T 05:00
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -05.,070.
Orbit(s): 912, 913, 914, 915, 917. (vo1); and 279 (vo2)

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: chasm, 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: NJ05S070-912A
Other Image ID number: [SPECIAL.912A]NJ05S070
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-075A-01f, 75-083A-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