Bedrock Outcrops in Kaiser Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Bedrock Outcrops in Kaiser Crater
ESP_012239_1330  Science Theme: Geologic Contacts/Stratigraphy
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This enhanced-color image shows a patch of well-exposed bedrock on the floor of Kaiser Crater.

The wind has stripped off the overlying soil, and created grooves and scallops in the bedrock. The narrow linear ridges are fractures that have been indurated, probably by precipitation of cementing minerals from groundwater flow. The rippled dark blue patches consist of sand.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (13 March 2017)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_012516_1330.

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Acquisition date
07 March 2009

Local Mars time:
15:48

Latitude (centered)
-46.713°

Longitude (East)
19.898°

Range to target site
253.4 km (158.4 miles)

Original image scale range
25.3 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~76 cm across are resolved

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25 cm/pixel and North is up

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Equirectangular

Emission angle:
8.5°

Phase angle:
63.6°

Solar incidence angle
55°, with the Sun about 35° above the horizon

Solar longitude
222.5°, Northern Autumn

North azimuth:
96°

Sub-solar azimuth:
17.3°
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