PIA00181: MC-21 Iapygia 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: P44235
Addition Date: 1998-06-05
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA00181.jpg (3.901 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Mars digital-image mosaic merged with color of the MC-21 quadrangle, Iapygia region of Mars. Heavily cratered and in places dissected highlands dominate the Iapygia quadrangle. The west-central part is marked by a large impact crater, Huygens. Huygens is an ancient remnant of the many large impact events that occurred during the period of heavy bombardment. The southern one-third is characterized by mountainous and knobby terrain of the northern rim of the enormous Hellas impact basin. Latitude range -30 to 0 degrees, longitude range -90 to -45 degrees.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1998-06-05