Mars - Mariner 4

Light crater rims in the southern highlands of Mars

Mariner 4 image of the southern highlands south of Sirenum Fossae taken during southern mid winter. The white rims of the craters may be due to frost or clouds, but the contrast is poor. The rim at upper left may be the edge of the crater Newton. The image was taken from 12,200 km and measures 254 km by 242 km. The sun is 58 degrees from zenith and North is up. (Mariner 4, frame 13D)
Full resolution size: 383K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1965-07-15 T 00:33
Distance/Range (km): 12,200.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -40.1, 154.4 W
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): 58.
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 13D
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: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015