Colorful Streaks
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Colorful Streaks
ESP_016136_1525  Science Theme: Geologic Contacts/Stratigraphy
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This is an image of the central pit of an impact crater in the ancient highlands.

The central uplifts of large impact craters often collapse to form pits on Mars, but they are still structural uplifts and often expose deep bedrock with diverse rock types which have a variety of colors.

In this enhanced color subimage, we see colorful streaks, where the bedrock is eroding, moving downhill a bit, then getting swept by the wind.

Written by: Alfred McEwen   (20 January 2010)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_020105_1525.



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Acquisition date:04 January 2010 Local Mars time: 2:50 PM
Latitude (centered):-27.179° Longitude (East):185.804°
Range to target site:257.8 km (161.1 miles)Original image scale range:25.8 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~77 cm across are resolved
Map projected scale:25 cm/pixel and North is upMap projection:Equirectangular
Emission angle:5.4° Phase angle:62.1°
Solar incidence angle:58°, with the Sun about 32° above the horizon Solar longitude:33.4°, Northern Spring
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North azimuth:96° Sub-solar azimuth:44.4°
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North azimuth:270°Sub solar azimuth:218.5°

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For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit: http://www.nasa.gov. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems is the prime contractor for the project and built the spacecraft. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona. The image data were processed using the U.S. Geological Survey’s ISIS3 software.