Deimos - Viking 2 Orbiter

Craters and streaks on Mars' moon Deimos

Close-up image of Mars' satellite Deimos from the Viking 2 Orbiter showing craters and associated streaks. The streaks run from upper right to lower left, and may have been formed by the base surge "wind" of an impacting meteoroid. The image is about 1.3 km across and north is at 11:30. (Viking Orbiter 423B62)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1977-10-15 T 11:04:20
Distance/Range (km): 40.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): 423

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: craters, wind streaks
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera B
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): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 80.
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: VO_1059
NASA Image ID number: 423B62
Other Image ID number: 54852029
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