PIA00177: MC-17 Phoenicis Region
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Viking
 Spacecraft:  Viking Orbiter 1
 Instrument:  Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera A 
 Product Size:  7170 x 4991 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  U.S. Geological Survey
 Producer ID:  P44226
 Addition Date:  1998-06-05
 Primary Data Set:  Viking EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00177.tif (68.33 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00177.jpg (3.962 MB)

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Mars digital-image mosaic merged with color of the MC-17 quadrangle, Phoenicis Lacus region of Mars. Two of the four largest shield volcanoes on Mars are within the northwestern part, the south half of Pavonis Mons and Arsia Mons. The eastern part includes Syria and Sinai Plana. Most of the quadrangle forms the Tharsis plateau--the highest plateau on Mars; its elevation, 10 km, is twice that of the Tibetan Plateau, the highest plateau on Earth. Also in the northeastern part is Noctis Labyrinthus, a complex system of fault valleys at the west end of Valles Marineris. The south-central part is marked by the large fault system, Claritas Fossae. Latitude range -30 to 0 degrees, longitude range 90 to 135 degrees.

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