Possible Future Mars Landing Site in Oxia Planum
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Possible Future Mars Landing Site in Oxia Planum
ESP_037070_1985  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
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Oxia Planum is broad clay-bearing surface between Mawrth and Ares Vallis that has been proposed as a future landing site on Mars.

Remnants of a possible fan or delta near the outlet of Coogoon Vallis is a potential science target at this location.

Written by: Sharon Wilson (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (1 October 2014)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_037136_1985.
 
Acquisition date
24 June 2014

Local Mars time:
15:33

Latitude (centered)
18.128°

Longitude (East)
336.048°

Spacecraft altitude
285.8 km (178.6 miles)

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28.6 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~86 cm across are resolved

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25 cm/pixel and North is up

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Equirectangular

Emission angle:
8.7°

Phase angle:
60.2°

Solar incidence angle
52°, with the Sun about 38° above the horizon

Solar longitude
150.6°, Northern Summer

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North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  6.8°
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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.