Topography around the Zhurong Rover
NASA/JPL/UArizona
Topography around the Zhurong Rover
ESP_069876_2055  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
A digital terrain model (DTM) has been created from a pair of stereo pairs (4 images total) including one for the Zhurong rover landing site in southern Utopia Planitia.

The total relief over this area is only 23 meters (75 feet), so it is very flat, but reveals an overall slope down to the north. There are elevated mesas to the southwest, separated by troughs. Most of the craters are likely of impact origin, but the crater on top of a cone in the north central area probably formed by the eruption of either magma (in the form of cinders) or muddy debris. There are many smaller mounds that could also be volcanoes.

The first image shows color-coded altimetry combined with shaded relief derived from the DTM. A white X marks the landing site. The second image is a perspective view of the cratered cone in the north central region, as the rover could see it, with no vertical exaggeration.

ANAGLYPHS
For this observation
Zhurong rover and landing site

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (24 August 2021)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_069942_2055.
 
Acquisition date
23 June 2021

Local Mars time
15:33

Latitude (centered)
25.091°

Longitude (East)
109.825°

Spacecraft altitude
288.9 km (179.6 miles)

Original image scale range
29.0 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~87 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle
3.7°

Phase angle
52.3°

Solar incidence angle
49°, with the Sun about 41° above the horizon

Solar longitude
62.5°, Northern Spring

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  14.5°
JPEG
Black and white
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IRB color
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Merged IRB
map projected

Merged RGB
map projected

RGB color
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JP2
Black and white
map-projected   (966MB)

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map-projected   (513MB)

JP2 EXTRAS
Black and white
map-projected  (467MB)
non-map           (621MB)

IRB color
map projected  (196MB)
non-map           (413MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (259MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (248MB)

RGB color
non map           (408MB)
ANAGLYPHS
Map-projected, reduced-resolution
Full resolution JP2 download
Anaglyph details page

DIGITAL TERRAIN MODEL (DTM)
DTM details page

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
B&W label
Color label
Merged IRB label
Merged RGB label
EDR products
HiView

NB
IRB: infrared-red-blue
RGB: red-green-blue
About color products (PDF)

Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
For scale, use JPEG/JP2 black & white map-projected images

USAGE POLICY
All of the images produced by HiRISE and accessible on this site are within the public domain: there are no restrictions on their usage by anyone in the public, including news or science organizations. We do ask for a credit line where possible:
NASA/JPL/UArizona

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.