Bouldery Plains
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Bouldery Plains
ESP_054658_1495  Science Theme: Geologic Contacts/Stratigraphy
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Sometimes we see a field of boulders rather than bedrock, as in this image.

Note: HiRISE has not been allowed to acquire off-nadir targeted observations for a couple of months due to MRO spacecraft issues, so many high-priority science objectives are on hold. What can be usefully accomplished in nadir mode is sampling of various terrains. Especially interesting are bedrock exposures, which provide information about the geologic history of Mars.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (16 April 2018)
 
Acquisition date
25 March 2018

Local Mars time:
15:29

Latitude (centered)
-29.988°

Longitude (East)
57.726°

Range to target site
256.3 km (160.2 miles)

Original image scale range
51.3 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~154 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
50 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle:
0.3°

Phase angle:
66.2°

Solar incidence angle
66°, with the Sun about 24° above the horizon

Solar longitude
148.8°, Northern Summer

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  38.6°
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IRB: infrared-red-blue
RGB: red-green-blue
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Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
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.