Utopia Planitia
NASA/JPL/UArizona
Utopia Planitia
ESP_070298_2145  Science Theme: Volcanic Processes
The Utopia Planitia region contains many distinctive landscapes. The bumpy and pitted ground in this image may have formed through the eruption of either lava or mud onto the surface from deep underground.

Mud volcanoes on Earth provide oases for life. If these features also formed through the eruption of mud, these landforms may hold clues to possible life-supporting oases in Mars’ distant past.

Written by: Chris Okubo (narration: Tre Gibbs)  (11 October 2021)
 
Acquisition date
25 July 2021

Local Mars time
15:31

Latitude (centered)
34.344°

Longitude (East)
105.725°

Spacecraft altitude
293.0 km (182.1 miles)

Original image scale range
58.8 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~177 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
50 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle
5.4°

Phase angle
52.0°

Solar incidence angle
47°, with the Sun about 43° above the horizon

Solar longitude
76.8°, Northern Spring

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  96°
Sub-solar azimuth:  9.1°
JPEG
Black and white
map projected  non-map

IRB color
map projected  non-map

Merged IRB
map projected

Merged RGB
map projected

RGB color
non-map projected

JP2
Black and white
map-projected   (241MB)

IRB color
map-projected   (133MB)

JP2 EXTRAS
Black and white
map-projected  (113MB)
non-map           (141MB)

IRB color
map projected  (46MB)
non-map           (113MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (245MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (228MB)

RGB color
non map           (108MB)
BONUS
4K (TIFF)
8K (TIFF)
10K (TIFF)

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/University of Arizona

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.