Stratigraphy of Aeolis Mons in Gale Crater
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UArizona
Stratigraphy of Aeolis Mons in Gale Crater
ESP_072578_1745  Science Theme: Sedimentary/Layering Processes
The purpose of this image is to study features similar to those being explored by the Curiosity rover. The rover will not be able to drive to this location, but the study of similar features at a different location can provide the context needed to interpret the geologic history.

Previously dubbed Mount Sharp, Aeolis Mons rises approximately 5.5 kilometers above the floor of the crater.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (8 March 2022)
 
Acquisition date
19 January 2022

Local Mars time
15:45

Latitude (centered)
-5.462°

Longitude (East)
138.203°

Spacecraft altitude
268.1 km (166.6 miles)

Original image scale range
from 26.9 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) to 53.9 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning)

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle
5.1°

Phase angle
62.7°

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

Solar longitude
160.4°, Northern Summer

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  19.5°
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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.