MGS Views of Labyrinthus Noctis
September 29, 2003
(A) is excepted from the U.S. Geological Survey's Mars Digital Image Mosaic, showing the Labyrinthus Noctis area west of the Valles Marineris. This image is about 175 km (109 miles) square. The outline of the MOC high resolution (Narrow Angle ) camera image is centered at 4.6°S, 102.6°W. (B) is the MOC frame P005_03. Because the MOC acquires its images one line at a time, the cant angle towards the sun-lit portion of the planet, the spacecraft orbital velocity, and the spacecraft rotational velocity combined to distort the image slightly. (C) shows P005_03 skewed and rotated to the perspective that MOC was viewing at the time the image was taken.
Topics: MOC, Valles Marineris, Coprates quadrangle, Mars, Noctis Labyrinthus, Noctis, Technology Internet