NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/USGS
Topography of the Western Edge of Marth Crater
This HiRISE digital terrain model shows a small portion of the 94-kilometer-diameter Marth Crater. This location is along the fictional traverse to the Ares 4 landing site by astronaut Mark Watney in the book “The Martian” by Andy Weir .

This high resolution terrain model was constructed with NASA approval in support of film version of “The Martian,” but will also be useful for science. For example, one can clearly observe the relatively steep hummocky nature of terrain in this northeastward perspective view. We can also tell these surfaces slope west and away from the crater center, indicating they are part of ejected material rather than the excavated crater interior.

Written by: Matt Chojnacki

 
DTM & ORTHOIMAGES
DTEED_042753_1930_042252_1930_A01   (163 MB)

ESP_042753_1930_IRB_B_01_ORTHO
(68 MB)

ESP_042753_1930_RED_B_01_ORTHO
(138 MB)

ESP_042753_1930_RED_D_01_ORTHO
(10 MB)

ESP_042753_1930_IRB_D_01_ORTHO
(5 MB)

ESP_042252_1930_RED_B_01_ORTHO
(144 MB)

ESP_042252_1930_IRB_B_01_ORTHO
(65 MB)

ESP_042252_1930_IRB_D_01_ORTHO
(4 MB)

ESP_042252_1930_RED_D_01_ORTHO
(10 MB)

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DTM EXTRAS
DTEED_042753_1930_042252_1930_A01
(Annotated Browse)
ESP_042252_1930_RED_D_01_ORTHO
(Annotated Browse)
ESP_042753_1930_IRB_D_01_ORTHO
(Annotated Browse)
ESP_042252_1930_IRB_D_01_ORTHO
(Annotated Browse)
ESP_042753_1930_RED_D_01_ORTHO
(Annotated Browse)
DTEED_042753_1930_042252_1930_A01
(Shaded Relief)
DTEED_042753_1930_042252_1930_A01
(Color Altimetry)

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STEREO PAIR
Left observation
ESP_042753_1930

Right observation
ESP_042252_1930

Latitude (center)
12.64°

Longitude (center)
355.7°

Map scale
2.02 meter/pixel

North azimuth
270°


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