Slope Features on Wall in Newton Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Slope Features on Wall in Newton Crater
ESP_022689_1380  Science Theme: Mass Wasting Processes
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This enhanced-color image has been reprojected to show a view of the RSL-covered slope as would be seen from a helicopter inside the crater, with a synthetic Mars-like sky. (RSL stands for "recurring slope lineae.")

This observation appears in the 5 August 2011 Science edition, "Seasonal Flows on Warm Martian Slopes."

Written by: Alfred McEwen   (4 August 2011)

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Acquisition date:30 May 2011 Local Mars time:14:26
Latitude (centered):-41.633° Longitude (East):202.293°
Range to target site:254.5 km (159.1 miles)Original image scale range:25.5 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~76 cm across are resolved
Map projected scale:25 cm/pixel and North is upMap projection:Equirectangular
Emission angle:4.6° Phase angle:33.3°
Solar incidence angle:37°, with the Sun about 53° above the horizon Solar longitude:302.0°, Northern Winter

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