Proposed MSL site in Holden Crater Fan
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Proposed MSL site in Holden Crater Fan
PSP_002154_1530  Science Theme: Landscape Evolution


HiRISE image of proposed landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) on the Holden Crater Fan. Written by: Jennifer Griffes   (23 May 2007)

This is a stereo pair with PSP_001468_1535.



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Acquisition date:11 January 2007 Local Mars time: 3:48 PM
Latitude (centered):-26.636° Longitude (East):325.218°
Range to target site:263.7 km (164.8 miles)Original image scale range:52.8 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~158 cm across are resolved
Map projected scale:50 cm/pixel and North is upMap projection:Equirectangular
Emission angle:11.1° Phase angle:55.0°
Solar incidence angle:64°, with the Sun about 26° above the horizon Solar longitude:164.9°, Northern Summer
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North azimuth:97° Sub-solar azimuth:28.9°
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North azimuth:270°Sub solar azimuth:201.9°

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