Mars - Viking 1 Orbiter

Lava flow front at Pickering Crater, Mars

This Viking 1 Orbiter image of Pickering crater on Mars shows the edge of a large volcanic flow which originated from Arsia Mons, about 1500 km away. Flow fronts are visible within the 120 km diameter crater near the central peak. The image is about 280 km across and north is at ~1:30. (Viking Orbiter 056A12)
Larger image: 533K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1976-08-16 T 02:47:47
Distance/Range (km): 9071.7
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -34.05/ 134.54
Orbit(s): 56

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Crater, Lava Flow
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera A
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1056 x 1182, 7 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.54 x 1.69
Filter: Clear (4)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 82.37
Phase Angle (deg): 68.28
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 17.72

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1011
NASA Image ID number: 056A12
Other Image ID number: 27002186
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-075A-01B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-075A-01c
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