Remnant of Unconformable Deposit in Electris
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Remnant of Unconformable Deposit in Electris
ESP_023929_1425  Science Theme: Landscape Evolution
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The Electris region of Mars contains some interesting features, such as the raised-relief blocks of material visible in this image.

One goal of this observation is to try to determine the origin of what's called the "mantling deposit." How was this deposit placed here? What types of geologic processes have acted to form the deposit? An image at high resolution can help provide details on the thickness and subtle variations within this deposit that can give us information on its origin and what erosional processes it has experienced.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team   (30 November 2011)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_024074_1425.

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Acquisition date
04 September 2011

Local Mars time:
14:29

Latitude (centered)
-37.097°

Longitude (East)
189.415°

Range to target site
272.9 km (170.6 miles)

Original image scale range
27.3 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~82 cm across are resolved

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25 cm/pixel and North is up

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Equirectangular

Emission angle:
22.4°

Phase angle:
36.1°

Solar incidence angle
49°, with the Sun about 41° above the horizon

Solar longitude
355.2°, Northern Winter

North azimuth:
97°

Sub-solar azimuth:
44.9°
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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.