An Oblique View of Uplifted Rocks
An Oblique View of Uplifted Rocks
ESP_021545_1660  Science Theme: Geologic Contacts/Stratigraphy
This image shows part of the central uplifted region of an impact crater more than 50 kilometers wide. That means that the bedrock has been raised from a depth of about 5 kilometers, exposing ancient materials.

The warm (yellowish-reddish) colors mark the presence of minerals altered by water, whereas the bluish and greenish rocks have escaped alteration. Sharp-crested ridges and smooth areas are young windblown materials.

NB: North is approximately to the left in the cutout and wallpaper.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (24 May 2017)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_013198_1660.
Acquisition date
02 March 2011

Local Mars time

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Spacecraft altitude
258.4 km (160.6 miles)

Original image scale range
59.6 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~179 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
50 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection

Emission angle

Phase angle

Solar incidence angle
49°, with the Sun about 41° above the horizon

Solar longitude
246.5°, Northern Autumn

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  95°
Sub-solar azimuth:  346.0°
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Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
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