Channels in Phlegra Montes
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Channels in Phlegra Montes
ESP_034228_2150  Science Theme: Fluvial Processes
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The objective of this observation is to determine the nature of a group of what appears to be channels that trend in a west-east direction. There is also a mound with a mantle that appears to have layers.

Also visible in a Context Camera image, pictures like this can help us understand the fluvial and climate history of ancient Mars.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team   (5 February 2014)

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Acquisition date
14 November 2013

Local Mars time:
14:48

Latitude (centered)
34.907°

Longitude (East)
165.000°

Range to target site
296.5 km (185.3 miles)

Original image scale range
29.7 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~89 cm across are resolved

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25 cm/pixel and North is up

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Equirectangular

Emission angle:
3.8°

Phase angle:
44.2°

Solar incidence angle
40°, with the Sun about 50° above the horizon

Solar longitude
49.4°, Northern Spring

North azimuth:
97°

Sub-solar azimuth:
354.2°
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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.