Starburst Spiders at a South Polar Cracked and Gullied Site
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Starburst Spiders at a South Polar Cracked and Gullied Site
ESP_023117_0980  Science Theme: Seasonal Processes

This observation forms a stereo pair with ESP_022998_0980, for which there is also a caption and also an anaglyph.

Written by:   (13 July 2011)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_022998_0980.
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Acquisition date
02 July 2011

Local Mars time:
16:03

Latitude (centered)
-81.685°

Longitude (East)
66.291°

Range to target site
260.5 km (162.8 miles)

Original image scale range
52.1 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~156 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
50 cm/pixel

Map projection
Polarstereographic

Emission angle:
19.6°

Phase angle:
60.9°

Solar incidence angle
71°, with the Sun about 19° above the horizon

Solar longitude
321.3°, Northern Winter

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  118°
Sub-solar azimuth:  57.3°
JPEG
Black and white
map projected  non-map

IRB color
map projected  non-map

Merged IRB
map projected

Merged RGB
map projected

RGB color
non-map projected

JP2
Black and white
map-projected   (253MB)

IRB color
map-projected   (129MB)

JP2 EXTRAS
Black and white
map-projected  (169MB)
non-map           (157MB)

IRB color
map projected  (68MB)
non-map           (125MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (251MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (238MB)

RGB color
non map           (119MB)
ANAGLYPHS
Map-projected, reduced-resolution
Full resolution JP2 download
Anaglyph details page

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
B&W label
Color label
Merged IRB label
Merged RGB label
EDR products
HiView

NB
IRB: infrared-red-blue
RGB: red-green-blue
About color products (PDF)

Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
For scale, use JPEG/JP2 black & white map-projected images

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POSTSCRIPT
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. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.