Slope Features on Wall in Newton Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Slope Features on Wall in Newton Crater
ESP_022689_1380  Science Theme: Mass Wasting Processes
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This enhanced-color image has been reprojected to show a view of the RSL-covered slope as would be seen from a helicopter inside the crater, with a synthetic Mars-like sky. (RSL stands for "recurring slope lineae.")

This observation appears in the 5 August 2011 Science edition, "Seasonal Flows on Warm Martian Slopes."

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (6 July 2011)
Acquisition date
30 May 2011

Local Mars time

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Spacecraft altitude
253.6 km (157.6 miles)

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

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection

Emission angle

Phase angle

Solar incidence angle
37°, with the Sun about 53° above the horizon

Solar longitude
302.0°, Northern Winter

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  27.3°
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