Mars - Mars Global Surveyor

Elysium Rise volcanic region on Mars

This wide-angle image showing the Elysium Rise on Mars was produced using the blue- and red-filter cameras and processing to give a false-color view. At the center of the image is Elysium Mons, rising about 12.5 km above the surrounding region, 16 km above the average martian elevation. Elysium Mons is located at 25 N, 213 W. To the north (up) is Hecates Tholus and to the southeast is Albor Tholus. Elysium Mons shows many small craters, presumably of volcanic origin, on its flanks in higher resolution images, but no obvious lava flows, unlike most martian volcanoes. Clouds can be seen trailing to the northeast of Hecates Tholus. The resolution at the center of the image is 4.65 km/pixel. (Mars Global Surveyor, MRPS89912)
Larger image: 223K

High resolution tiff file (2.9M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1998-07-03 T 03:58:26
Distance/Range (km): 1395.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 24.85, 213.25 W.
Orbit(s): 403

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): 74.
Phase Angle (deg): 77.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 7.

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MGSC_0007 (raw images)
NASA Image ID number: MRPS89912
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 96-062A-01A (raw images)
Other ID: MOC2-57a


[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