PIA00179: MC-19 Margaritifer Sinus 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: P44228
Addition Date: 1998-06-05
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA00179.jpg (4.576 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Mars digital-image mosaic merged with color of the MC-19 quadrangle, Margaritifer Sinus region of Mars. Heavily cratered highlands, which dominate the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle, are marked by large expanses of chaotic terrain. In the northwestern part, the major rift zone of Valles Marineris connects with a broad canyon filled with chaotic terrain. Latitude range -30 to 0, longitude range 0 to 45 degrees.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1998-06-05