Mars - Viking 2 Orbiter

Fractures in Ceraunius Fossae, Mars

Viking 2 Orbiter image showing parallel faults and fractures in the Ceraunius Fossae region on Mars. These faults are a few km wide and extend up to 300 km as part of the system of radial faults associated with the Tharsis bulge. North is at about 11:00. The image is approximately 140 km wide. (Viking Orbiter 039B59)
Larger image: 1.3M

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1976-09-18 T 08:12:19
Distance/Range (km): 4305.8
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +25.29/102.23
Orbit(s): 39

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Fractures
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): 83.54
Phase Angle (deg): 45.53
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 40.30

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1051
NASA Image ID number: 039B59
Other Image ID number: 47289728
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 75-083A-01D
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 75-083A-01a
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