Deposits in Electris Region
This image was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft on November 13, 2006. The complete image is centered at -37.3 degrees latitude, 185.7 degrees East longitude. The range to the target site was 250.2 km (156.4 miles). At this distance the image scale is 50.1 cm/pixel (with 2 x 2 binning) so objects ~150 cm across are resolved.
The image shown here has been map-projected to 50 cm/pixel and north is up. The image was taken at a local Mars time of 3:37 PM and the scene is illuminated from the west with a solar incidence angle of 75 degrees, thus the sun was about 15 degrees above the horizon. At a solar longitude of 134.6 degrees, the season on Mars is Northern Summer.