PIA00197: Center is at Latitude 30 Degrees North, Longitude 150 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: P43565
Addition Date: 1998-06-08
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
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Center of the orthographic projection is at latitude 30 degrees N., longitude 150 degrees. The north polar residual ice cap, which is cut by spiral-patterned troughs and surrounded by the dark lowland plains of Vastitas Borealis, is located at the top. The right-central part is dominated by the Tharsis Montes volcanoes. The most prominent of the Tharsis Montes volcanoes is the largest known volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons. The light-colored lowland plains of Amazonis, Elysium, and Arcadia Planitiae lies north and west of Olympus Mons. The heavily cratered highlands dominate the lower one-third.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1998-06-08