PIA00185: MC-25 Thaumasia 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: 6994 x 5029 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: U.S. Geological Survey
Producer ID: P44476
Addition Date: 1998-06-05
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA00185.jpg (2.802 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Mars digital-image mosaic merged with color of the MC-25 quadrangle, Thaumasia region of Mars. In the northern part, a prominent physiographic feature, Thaumasia plateau, includes a complex array of small- and large-scale faults and ridges and ancient volcanoes. Channel systems, upturned beds, and large troughs occur in places along the southern edge of the plateau. In the southern part, the lowlands that surround the plateau include heavily cratered highland terrain and relatively smooth, low plains. The east-central part is marked by a relatively young large impact crater, Lowell. Lowell is one of several large, relatively young impact events on Mars that followed the period of heavy bombardment. Latitude range -65 to -30 degrees, longitude range 60 to 120 degrees.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1998-06-05