Portion of Beagle 2 Landing Ellipse in Isidis Planitia
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Portion of Beagle 2 Landing Ellipse in Isidis Planitia
PSP_002347_1915  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
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This image was targeted to a dark spot seen in a MOC image that was suggested to be the Beagle 2 landing site (see Beagle 2 Landing Site Located? for more information).

The dark spot corresponds to an impact crater, which is shown in color here (795 x 712; 1.7 MB.) The European Beagle 2 lander was carried by the Mars Express orbiting spacecraft and released into the Martian atmosphere in December 2003, but has not been heard from since.

Written by: Alfred McEwen  (14 February 2007)

This is a stereo pair with ESP_015968_1915.
Acquisition date
26 January 2007

Local Mars time

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Spacecraft altitude
277.7 km (172.6 miles)

Original image scale range
27.8 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~83 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection

Emission angle

Phase angle

Solar incidence angle
55°, with the Sun about 35° above the horizon

Solar longitude
173.1°, Northern Summer

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  0.8°
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

Black and white
map-projected   (978MB)

IRB color
map-projected   (554MB)

Black and white
map-projected  (486MB)
non-map           (535MB)

IRB color
map projected  (213MB)
non-map           (555MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (248MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (256MB)

RGB color
non map           (546MB)
Map-projected, reduced-resolution
Full resolution JP2 download
Anaglyph details page

B&W label
Color label
Merged IRB label
Merged RGB label
EDR products

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

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