Landslide in Xanthe Terra
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Landslide in Xanthe Terra
PSP_005701_1920  Science Theme: Mass Wasting Processes
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This image shows a landslide along the margin of a small mesa in the Xanthe Terra region of Mars.

This particular landslide has many blocks and boulders on the surface. It is likely these large pieces of the mesa wall rock rafted downslope when the landslide occurred and not jumbled and pulverized into smaller sizes. This observation gives some insight into the possible physics involved in downslope transport of rock materials.

Landslides and other mass wasting features are also important in the overall study of Mars as they give some indication of the stability of rock materials.
Written by: Frank Chuang  (26 March 2008)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_050033_1920.
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Acquisition date
14 October 2007

Local Mars time:
14:12

Latitude (centered)
11.726°

Longitude (East)
322.886°

Range to target site
278.1 km (173.8 miles)

Original image scale range
27.8 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~83 cm across are resolved

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25 cm/pixel and North is up

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Equirectangular

Emission angle:
5.0°

Phase angle:
36.2°

Solar incidence angle
41°, with the Sun about 49° above the horizon

Solar longitude
330.7°, Northern Winter

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North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  330.8°
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POSTSCRIPT
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.