Large Crater Northwest of Lomonosov Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Large Crater Northwest of Lomonosov Crater
ESP_025228_2550  Science Theme: Fluvial Processes
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This observation was suggested by 7th and 8th graders at Evergreen Middle School (California). Here was their rationale for having HiRISE target this area:

“In order to understand the weathering processes and how it may affect the Martian landscape, it is important to look at features like frost and see if that has any effect on the ground it covers.”

They picked a good target! This cutout shows a portion of the dunes located in the center of the crater, covered with sublimating frost (when the frost goes directly into a gaseous state). The dark spots are defrosted material, easily visible against the lighter frosted surface.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team  (20 February 2013)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_024925_2550.
 
Acquisition date
14 December 2011

Local Mars time
13:57

Latitude (centered)
75.057°

Longitude (East)
340.131°

Spacecraft altitude
318.1 km (197.7 miles)

Original image scale range
64.3 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~193 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
50 cm/pixel

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Polarstereographic

Emission angle
8.1°

Phase angle
66.4°

Solar incidence angle
60°, with the Sun about 30° above the horizon

Solar longitude
43.1°, Northern Spring

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North azimuth:  104°
Sub-solar azimuth:  315.9°
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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.