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Viking Orbiter Color Composites of Mars

NSSDCA ID: PSPA-00406

Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1976-06-22 to 1980-07-30

Description

The Mars Color Composites are high-resolution computer mosaics of selected areas on Mars. The mosaics are produced by multiplying low-resolution color ratios with high-resolution monoscopic mosaics from Viking Orbiter images. Point perspective geometries were preserved in the enhanced three-color mosaics. Included in these mosaics are Candor Chasm, areas in the vicinity of Mangala Valles, and a nearly full global view of Mars centered on Valles Marineris. These are the original versions of a group of press release photos released by the Viking project.

Alternate Names

  • Color Composites of Mars

Disciplines

  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Old NSSDCA IDs

  • 75-075A-01Z
  • 75-083A-01Y

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Experiments

Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Ms. Joan D. SwannGeneral ContactUS Geological Survey
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