A Snow Plow Landslide
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
A Snow Plow Landslide
ESP_058960_1800  Science Theme: Mass Wasting Processes
This image shows a small landslide in Iani Chaos. Landslides are common on Mars where there are steep slopes, including this area where there are numerous mounds and hills.

What is unusual about this landslide is that it carved a path downslope as it moved, similar to a snow plow pushing away snow as it moves forward. This image is part of a stereo pair so that scientists will examine the landslide in 3D to understand its formation mechanism.



Written by: Catherine Weitz (audio: Tre Gibbs)  (13 May 2019)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_058894_1800.
 
Acquisition date
23 February 2019

Local Mars time
14:05

Latitude (centered)
-0.058°

Longitude (East)
341.811°

Spacecraft altitude
272.0 km (169.0 miles)

Original image scale range
27.3 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~82 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle
2.8°

Phase angle
28.9°

Solar incidence angle
32°, with the Sun about 58° above the horizon

Solar longitude
345.8°, Northern Winter

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  354.4°
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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.