Search for the Mars Polar Lander
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Search for the Mars Polar Lander
ESP_013790_1035  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites

This is another in a series of images searching for traces of the failed Mars Polar Lander. These blog posts have more information:

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Written by: HiRISE Science Team   (2 September 2009)

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Acquisition date:06 July 2009 Local Mars time: 3:08 PM
Latitude (centered):-76.366° Longitude (East):165.813°
Range to target site:246.7 km (154.2 miles)Original image scale range:24.7 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~74 cm across are resolved
Map projected scale:25 cm/pixelMap projection:Polarstereographic
Emission angle:1.1° Phase angle:60.0°
Solar incidence angle:59°, with the Sun about 31° above the horizon Solar longitude:298.1°, Northern Winter
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North azimuth:101° Sub-solar azimuth:47.8°
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North azimuth:75.82°Sub solar azimuth:23.35°

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