Proposed MSL Site in North Meridiani
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Proposed MSL Site in North Meridiani
PSP_005581_1815  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites

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HiRISE image of a proposed landing site for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) in North Meridiani.

For more information about the mission and a timeline, visit the MSL Web site.Written by: Jennifer Griffes   (9 November 2007)

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Acquisition date:05 October 2007 Local Mars time: 2:06 PM
Latitude (centered):1.224° Longitude (East):358.287°
Range to target site:288.7 km (180.5 miles)Original image scale range:28.9 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~87 cm across are resolved
Map projected scale:25 cm/pixel and North is upMap projection:Equirectangular
Emission angle:21.8° Phase angle:55.6°
Solar incidence angle:35°, with the Sun about 55° above the horizon Solar longitude:325.5°, Northern Winter
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