PIA00192: Center is at Latitude 30 Degrees North, Longitude 30 Degrees
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Viking
Spacecraft: Viking Orbiter 1
Instrument: Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera A
Product Size: 6787 x 6787 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: U.S. Geological Survey
Producer ID: P43560
Addition Date: 1998-06-08
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA00192.tif (65.4 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA00192.jpg (2.107 MB)

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Center of the orthographic projection is at latitude 30 degrees N., longitude 30 degrees. The north polar residual ice cap, which is cut by spiral-patterned troughs, is located at the top. The central part is characterized by a dark depression, Chryse basin, where several large outflow channels terminate. The lower-left corner is marked by a vast system of canyons, Valles Marineris, which extends eastward for several thousand kilometers.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1998-06-08