Mars - Mars Global Surveyor

Coprates Catena on Mars

This image shows Coprates Catena (14.7 S, 55.8 W), a small canyon which is part of the much larger Valles Marineris canyon system that runs from east to west for over 4000 km. This image covers a 10 x 12 km area with a resolution of 6 meters. The slopes descend to the north (up) and south from the spur at the center of the image. Layering is clearly visible in the walls of the slopes. This image was created using a black and white high resolution Mars Global Surveyor image with color added from low resolution Viking frames. (Mars Global Surveyor, MRPS88217)
Larger image: 206K

High resolution tiff file (7.9M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1998-01-02 T 02:21:46
Distance/Range (km): 1270.39
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -14.7, 55.8 W
Orbit(s): 80

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: canyon, valles, catena
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 2048 line array, 8-bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 0.4
Filter: red, blue
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 28.31
Phase Angle (deg): 25.20
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 18.68

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MGSC_0002 (raw images)
NASA Image ID number: MRPS88217
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 96-062A-01A (raw images)
Other ID: AB108003 (raw image)


[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