The Lowest Point of Osuga Valles
NASA/JPL/UArizona
The Lowest Point of Osuga Valles
ESP_039326_1650  Science Theme: Fluvial Processes
Osuga Valles lies around 170 kilometers to the south of Eos Chasma, which is at the eastern end of the vast Valles Marineris canyon system.

This is an outflow area, probably the result of ancient and catastrophic flooding. This image shows part of a deep pit at the end of the valley, filled with small hills.

The length of Osuga Valles is approximately 164 kilometers, at times reaching a width of 20 kilometers and 900 meters deep.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (25 March 2015)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_039181_1650.
 
Acquisition date
16 December 2014

Local Mars time
15:13

Latitude (centered)
-14.753°

Longitude (East)
322.517°

Spacecraft altitude
260.5 km (161.9 miles)

Original image scale range
53.0 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~159 cm across are resolved

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50 cm/pixel and North is up

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Equirectangular

Emission angle
8.2°

Phase angle
54.4°

Solar incidence angle
46°, with the Sun about 44° above the horizon

Solar longitude
253.9°, Northern Autumn

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North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  346.4°
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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.