PIA00173: MC-13 Syrtis Major Region
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Viking
Spacecraft: Viking Orbiter 1
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera A
Product Size: 7170 x 4991 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: U.S. Geological Survey
Producer ID: P44230
Addition Date: 1998-06-05
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA00173.tif (71.83 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA00173.jpg (3.374 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Mars digital-image mosaic merged with color of the MC-13 quadrangle, Syrtis Major region of Mars. The central part is dominated by dark dust and lava flows of the Syrtis Major Planitia region. These lava flows are partly bounded to the east by a large depression, Isidis basin, which contains smooth plains, and to the west and north by heavily cratered and moderately faulted highlands. Latitude range 0 to 30 degrees, longitude range -90 to -45 degrees.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1998-06-05