PIA01049: Regional Topographic Views of Mars from MOLA
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: MOLA
Product Size: 757 x 995 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Goddard Space Flight Center
Addition Date: 2000-09-08
Primary Data Set: MGS EDRs
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With one year of global mapping of the Mars Global Surveyor mission completed, the MOLA dataset has achieved excellent spatial and vertical resolution. The maps below (and above) have been produced from the altimetric observations collected during MOLA's first year of global mapping and provide a variety of regional topographic views of the Martian surface. The maps were compiled from a data base of 266.7 million laser altimetric measurements collected between March 1, 1999 and February 29, 2000. In each map the spatial resolution is approximately 1/16 by 1/32 (where 1 on Mars is about 59 km) and the vertical accuracy is approximately 1 meter. Note that the sizes of the regions vary.

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Nirgal Vallis region: 23 to 33 S; 313 to 323 E.


Locras Valles region: 5 to 15 N; 45 to 55 E.


Syrtis Major: 5 to 15 S; 62 to 72 E.


Viking 1 landing site: 20 to 25 N; 310 to 315 E.
The landing site is marked by the plus sign.


Nicholson crater: 5 S to 5 N; 190 to 200 E.


Schiaparelli crater: 8 S to 2 N; 12 to 22 E.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/GSFC

Image Addition Date:
2000-09-08