Bedrock Exposed in the Rim of Hale Crater
Bedrock Exposed in the Rim of Hale Crater
ESP_054701_1430  Science Theme: Impact Processes
Hale Crater is a large impact crater (more than 100 kilometers) with a suite of interesting features such as active gullies, active recurring slope lineae, and extensive icy ejecta flows. There are also exposed diverse (colorful) bedrock units.

NB: North is down, so that the slope is down to the bottom of the cutout and illumination from upper right.

Written by: Alfred McEwen (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (29 May 2018)
Acquisition date
28 March 2018

Local Mars time

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Spacecraft altitude
255.7 km (158.9 miles)

Original image scale range
51.2 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

Emission angle

Phase angle

Solar incidence angle
70°, with the Sun about 20° above the horizon

Solar longitude
150.5°, Northern Summer

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  40.0°
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IRB color
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IRB color
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Black and white
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non-map           (92MB)

IRB color
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non-map           (124MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (199MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (173MB)

RGB color
non map           (103MB)
B&W label
Color label
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Merged RGB label
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Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
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