Mars - Viking 2 Orbiter

Mars polar laminated deposits

Viking 2 Orbiter image of polar valleys near the north pole of Mars. Within these valleys are exposed laminated polar deposits (the light and dark stratification visible within the valleys). This image is 65 km across. North is at ~10:30. (Viking Orbiter 065B74)
Larger image: 406K

High resolution tiff file (1.2M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1976-10-16 T 06:57:17
Distance/Range (km): 2425.2
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +84.24,251.95
Orbit(s): 65

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Polar Deposits
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera B
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 1056 x 1182
Instrument Field of View (deg): 1.54 x 1.69
Filter: Clear (4)
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 67.82
Phase Angle (deg): 55.44
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 42.45

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1052
NASA Image ID number: 065B74
Other Image ID number: 47828723
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