Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Memnonia Fossae (Enhanced Color)

Title: 
Memnonia Fossae (Enhanced Color)
Original Caption Released with Image: 
Tharsis-centered volcanic and tectonic activity resulted in the formation of radial grabens of Memnonia Fossae, which cut materials of the ancient cratered highlands and the relatively young, highland-embaying lava flows from the Tharsis volcanoes. Center of picture is at latitude 16 degrees S., longitude 142 degrees W. The enhanced color version (following decorrelation stretch) reveals a diversity of subtle color variations; many of the color variations may be due to different lava flow units and variable amounts of weathering, possible alteration by water, and eolian redistributions. Viking Orbiter Picture Numbers 41B52 (green) 41B54 (red), and 41B56 (blue) at 198 m/pixel resolution. Picture width is 206 km. North is 119 degrees counter-clockwise from top.
Addition Date: 
1998-06-04
Produced By: 
U.S. Geological Survey
Mission: 
Viking
Spacecraft: 
Viking Orbiter 2
Target Name: 
Mars
Is a satellite of: 
Sol (our sun)
Instrument: 
Visual Imaging Subsystem - Camera B
Product Size: 
1040 samples x 934 lines
Primary Data Set: 
Viking EDRs
facet_what: 
Fossae
facet_where: 
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Image #: 
PIA00151
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA00151
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00151