Mars - Mars Global Surveyor

Hemispheric view of northern Tharsis region on Mars

This view of the Mars hemisphere containing the northern Tharsis region includes Olympus Mons left of center and Ascraeus Mons at the lower right. Olympus Mons is about 550 km across. The image was taken during northern winter, clouds and haze can be seen to the north (up) above Olympus Mons. The morning terminator runs left of Olympus Mons. The image is centered roughly at 20 N, 120 W. (Mars Global Surveyor, MRPS88925)
Larger image: 140K

High resolution tiff file (885K)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1998-06-02 T 02:36:42
Distance/Range (km): 874.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 20, 120 W
Orbit(s): 339

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: volcano, caldera
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 3456 line array, 8-bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 140.
Filter: red, blue
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 68.
Phase Angle (deg): 70.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 3.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MGSC_0006 (raw images)
NASA Image ID number: MRPS88925
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 96-062A-01A (raw images)
Other ID: P-49925


[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