Search for the Mars Polar Lander
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Search for the Mars Polar Lander
ESP_013790_1035  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites

This is another in a series of images searching for traces of the failed Mars Polar Lander. These blog posts have more information:

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Written by: HiRISE Science Team  (2 September 2009)
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Acquisition date
06 July 2009

Local Mars time:

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Range to target site
246.7 km (154.2 miles)

Original image scale range
24.7 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~74 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel

Map projection

Emission angle:

Phase angle:

Solar incidence angle
59°, with the Sun about 31° above the horizon

Solar longitude
298.1°, Northern Winter

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  101°
Sub-solar azimuth:  47.8°
Black and white
map projected  non-map

IRB color
map projected  non-map

Merged IRB
map projected

Merged RGB
map projected

RGB color
non-map projected

Black and white
map-projected   (1583MB)

IRB color
map-projected   (679MB)

Black and white
map-projected  (1015MB)
non-map           (1077MB)

IRB color
map projected  (310MB)
non-map           (761MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (392MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (375MB)

RGB color
non map           (740MB)
B&W label
Color label
Merged IRB label
Merged RGB label
EDR products

IRB: infrared-red-blue
RGB: red-green-blue
About color products (PDF)

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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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. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.