Anaglyph of the Phoenix Landing Site
Anaglyph of the Phoenix Landing Site
PSP_008644_2485  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
These anaglyph images reveal the Phoenix landing site to have uniform terrain with little topographic relief. However, it is possible to see some terrain differences.

The parachute and backshell anaglyph shows the backshell projecting up above the surrounding terrain explaining why it is visible in images from the Phoenix Lander SSI camera. The parachute is flat on the surface and situated in a small depression making it unseen by the SSI.

The Phoenix Lander anaglyph shows the Lander also projecting above the surrounding terrain. A topographic rise is visible to the left of the lander. The troughs and bulges of the polygonal terrain can also be seen.

A larger view of the Phoenix landing site is available here. The topographic relief is exaggerated because of the large differences in look angles (approximately 27 degrees) between the two images (PSP_008644_2485 and PSP_008591_2485) that make up the anaglyph. The anaglyph images maintain the original viewing geometry with north down.

Written by: Eric Eliason  (27 May 2008)

Acquisition date
31 May 2008

Local Mars time

Latitude (centered)

Longitude (East)

Spacecraft altitude
312.8 km (194.4 miles)

Original image scale range
31.4 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~94 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel

Map projection

Emission angle

Phase angle

Solar incidence angle
51°, with the Sun about 39° above the horizon

Solar longitude
78.9°, Northern Spring

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  98°
Sub-solar azimuth:  330.3°
Black and white
map projected  non-map

IRB color
map projected  non-map

Merged IRB
map projected

Merged RGB
map projected

RGB color
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Black and white
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IRB color
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Black and white
map-projected  (432MB)
non-map           (316MB)

IRB color
map projected  (212MB)
non-map           (311MB)

Merged IRB
map projected  (273MB)

Merged RGB
map-projected  (278MB)

RGB color
non map           (301MB)
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RGB: red-green-blue
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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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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.