PIA00385: High Resolution Image From Viking Lander 1
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Viking
Spacecraft: Viking Lander 1
Instrument: Camera 2
Product Size: 517 x 512 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P17133
Addition Date: 1996-12-12
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA00385.jpg (67.02 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Viking 1 took this high-resolution picture today, its third day on Mars. Distance from the camera to the nearfield (bottom) is about 4 meters (13 feet); to the horizon, about 3 kilometers (1.8 miles). The photo shows numerous angular blocks ranging in size from a few centimeters to several meters. The surface between the blocks is composed of fine-grained material. Accumulation of some fine-grained material behind blocks indicates wind deposition of dust and sand downwind of obstacles. The large block on the horizon is about 4 meters (13 feet) wide. Distance across the horizon is about 34 meters (110 feet).

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-12-12