The Top of Coprates Chasma
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
The Top of Coprates Chasma
ESP_028962_1645  Science Theme: Geologic Contacts/Stratigraphy
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This image covers a small portion of gigantic Coprates Chasma, part of Valles Marineris.

With enhanced IR colors, we see a portion of the very top of the south wall of the canyon, looking down onto the steep upper slopes. The colors indicate that diverse rock types are present.

Written by: Alfred McEwen   (10 October 2012)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_037111_1645.

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Acquisition date:30 September 2012 Local Mars time:15:39
Latitude (centered):-15.450° Longitude (East):303.273°
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 and North is upMap projection:Equirectangular
Emission angle:5.5° Phase angle:61.5°
Solar incidence angle:56°, with the Sun about 34° above the horizon Solar longitude:180.3°, Northern Autumn

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