Bedrock on the Floor of Kaiser Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Bedrock on the Floor of Kaiser Crater
ESP_058616_1330  Science Theme: Geologic Contacts/Stratigraphy
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HiRISE has often imaged inside Kaiser Crater to monitor active sand dunes and gullies. Surrounding these dunes, we often find clean bedrock exposures, because the actively moving sand clears off the dust.

Kaiser Crater is 207 kilometers wide and was named after Frederik Kaiser, a Dutch astronomer (1808—1872).

Written by: Alfred McEwen (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (15 April 2019)
 
Acquisition date
27 January 2019

Local Mars time
14:09

Latitude (centered)
-46.704°

Longitude (East)
19.634°

Spacecraft altitude
251.5 km (156.3 miles)

Original image scale range
50.6 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~152 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
50 cm/pixel and North is up

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Equirectangular

Emission angle
5.7°

Phase angle
48.5°

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

Solar longitude
331.4°, Northern Winter

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North azimuth:  96°
Sub-solar azimuth:  47.4°
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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.