Proposed MSL Site in Gale Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Proposed MSL Site in Gale Crater
PSP_003453_1750  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
HiRISE image of proposed landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) in Gale Crater.Written by: John Grant   (10 October 2007)

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Acquisition date
22 April 2007

Local Mars time:

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Range to target site
270.4 km (169.0 miles)

Original image scale range
27.1 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~81 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection

Emission angle:

Phase angle:

Solar incidence angle
53°, with the Sun about 37° above the horizon

Solar longitude
223.9°, Northern Autumn

North azimuth:

Sub-solar azimuth:
Black and white
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IRB color
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Merged IRB
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Merged RGB
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RGB color
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Black and white
map-projected   (1427MB)

IRB color
map-projected   (661MB)

Black and white
map-projected  (713MB)
non-map           (824MB)

IRB color
map projected  (324MB)
non-map           (659MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (318MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (328MB)

RGB color
non map           (672MB)
B&W label
Color label
Merged IRB label
Merged RGB label
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IRB: infrared-red-blue
RGB: red-green-blue
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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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