PIA00196: Center is at Latitude 30 Degrees South, Longitude 210 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: P43564
Addition Date: 1998-06-08
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
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Center of the orthographic projection is at latitude 30 degrees S., longitude 210 degrees. Toward the top, the lowland plains of Elysium and Utopia Planitiae are separated from the darker heavily cratered highlands by a broad escarpment. The far bottom left is marked by the large light-colored ancient Hellas impact basin. The permanent south polar residual ice cap is located near the bottom.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1998-06-08