Darn Dust!
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Darn Dust!
ESP_040645_1240  Science Theme: Landscape Evolution
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This image was acquired to complete a stereo pair over sinuous ridges in Argyre Planitia, but dust clouds kicked up, obscuring most of the surface.

To see this scene without the dust, take a look at ESP_039933_1240.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (6 May 2015)
 
Acquisition date
29 March 2015

Local Mars time
14:25

Latitude (centered)
-55.841°

Longitude (East)
318.222°

Spacecraft altitude
254.4 km (158.1 miles)

Original image scale range
52.3 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~157 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
50 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle
13.5°

Phase angle
57.9°

Solar incidence angle
48°, with the Sun about 42° above the horizon

Solar longitude
316.7°, Northern Winter

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  96°
Sub-solar azimuth:  45.7°
JPEG
Black and white
map projected  non-map

JP2
Black and white
map-projected   (251MB)


JP2 EXTRAS
Black and white
map-projected  (84MB)
non-map           (141MB)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
B&W label
EDR products
HiView

NB
Black & white is 5 km across
For scale, use JPEG/JP2 black & white map-projected images
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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.