PIA07149: Ascraeus Mons
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
 Instrument:  Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
 Product Size:  1024 x 2136 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-950
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07149.tif (1.862 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07149.jpg (174.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

24 December 2004
This red wide angle Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows Ascraeus Mons, the northernmost of the three Tharsis Montes shield volcanoes. Ascraeus Mons is about 460 km (~286 mi) across and its summit is at an elevation of about 18 km (11 mi) above the martian datum -- the elevation designated as 0 km. The center of the summit caldera is near 11N, 104W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left/upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-12-24