Mars - Mariner 4

Heavily cratered area in western Memnonia Fossae on Mars

Mariner 4 image showing at least twenty craters of various sizes on Mars, resembling the lunar surface. The image was taken from 13,000 km and measures 253 by 225 km. The area is in western Memnonia Fossae, centered at 24 S, 169 W. The sun angle is 39 deg. from zenith, allowing some detail to be seen, including a central peak in the crater right of the center. North is at 11:30. (Mariner 4, frame 09D)
Full resolution size: 372K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-07-15 T 00:28
Distance/Range (km): 13,000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -23.7, 169.1
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
Instrument: Television camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 200 x 200, 6-bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.05 x 1.05
Filter: red
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 39.
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: Mariner 4, frame 09D
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 64-0771-01A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
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