Colorful Rocks in Terra Sabaea
NASA/JPL/UArizona
Colorful Rocks in Terra Sabaea
ESP_023274_1545  Science Theme: Composition and Photometry
This region of the ancient Southern highlands has been shaped by tectonics: faulting and folding of bedrock units.

It also has proven to be quite interesting in HiRISE color. The colors (enhanced in the subimage) indicate that a variety of minerals are present. This region was targeted by CRISM to follow up on a prior detection of olivine here.

Olivine, a volcanic mineral, makes the blue-green color unit seen by HiRISE.



Written by: Alfred McEwen  (14 September 2011)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_022773_1545.
 
Acquisition date
15 July 2011

Local Mars time
14:02

Latitude (centered)
-25.491°

Longitude (East)
66.141°

Spacecraft altitude
256.7 km (159.6 miles)

Original image scale range
28.7 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~86 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle
27.8°

Phase angle
58.0°

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

Solar longitude
328.2°, Northern Winter

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  92°
Sub-solar azimuth:  24.3°
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ANAGLYPHS
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
B&W label
Color label
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EDR products
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NB
IRB: infrared-red-blue
RGB: red-green-blue
About color products (PDF)

Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
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POSTSCRIPT
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.