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Mars MRO CTX South Polar Digital Terrain Model Mosaic 50m v1 thumbnail

Mars MRO CTX South Polar Digital Terrain Model Mosaic 50m v1

application/isis 1 kBSep 30 2020

This digital terrain model (DTM) mosaic over the south polar region of Mars was generated by extracting three-dimensional point clouds from approximately 400 distinct CTX stereo image pairs and…

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Mars 2020 Terrain Relative Navigation HiRISE Orthorectified Image Mosaic

image/tiff 4 bytesJul 24 2020

The Mars 2020 rover will explore Jezero crater, Mars to investigate an ancient delta for evidence of past microbial life and to better understand the geologic history of the region. The landing…

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Mars 2020 Terrain Relative Navigation CTX DTM Mosaic

image/tiff 1 kBJul 24 2020

The Mars 2020 rover will explore Jezero crater, Mars to investigate an ancient delta for evidence of past microbial life and to better understand the geologic history of the region. The landing…

Mars 2020 Terrain Relative Navigation Context Camera Orthorectified Image Mosaic thumbnail

Mars 2020 Terrain Relative Navigation Context Camera Orthorectified Image Mosaic

image/tiff 4 bytesJul 24 2020

This is a visible image mosaic generated from the Context Camera (CTX) images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission. This product is the Lander Visions System (LVS) map that will be onboard…

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Bennu OSIRIS-REx OCAMS Global PAN Mosaic 5cm v1

image/tiff 131 kBFeb 26 2020

In early 2019, NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and SecurityRegolith Explorer) mission surveyed asteroid (101955) Bennu with a collection of instruments,…

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Pluto New Horizons LORRI - MVIC Global Mosaic 300m v1

application/isis 1 GBJul 14 2017

Product Information: This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by the Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and…

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Charon New Horizons LORRI MVIC Global DEM 300m v1

application/isis 313 MBJul 14 2017

Product Information: This detailed, high-quality global mosaic of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, was assembled from nearly all of the highest-resolution images obtained by the LORRI and the…

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Mars MSL Gale Merged DEM 1m v3

image/tiff 170 kBOct 20 2016

Product Information: This digital elevation model (DEM) was initially created as an assessment tool for the entry, descent, and landing (EDL) analysis conducted by the Mars Science Laborarory (MSL)…

Context Camera (CTX) Image Mosaics for Mars Human Exploration Zones 5m thumbnail

Context Camera (CTX) Image Mosaics for Mars Human Exploration Zones 5m

image/tiff 2 MBJul 01 2016

We have created 39 regional semi-controlled CTX mosaics at 5m/pixel for the 2015 proposed Mars Human Exploration zones. They are individually available for download in GeoTiff format from the "Online…

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Moon LRO LOLA - SELENE Kaguya TC Shaded Relief Merge 60N60S 59m v1

image/jpeg 199 kBSep 08 2015

Product Information: The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) and SELenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) Kaguya Teams have created this shaded relief of the improved lunar digital elevation…

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Moon Apollo Image Processing

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/maps/moon-apollo-image-processing

In the early 1970s, specialized cameras onboard the Command Modules of the last three Apollo missions (15, 16, 17) photographed nearly 25% of the Moon in stunning detail. Today, scientists from…

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Moon Control Networks

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/maps/control-networks/moon

Lunar Orbiter Lunar Control Network 2004 The USGS worked to digitize and restore a global set of Lunar Orbiter images and to assemble this into a global digital Lunar Orbiter mosaic of the Moon. A…

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Mars Control Networks

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/maps/control-networks/mars

The U.S. Geological Survey has recently completed a final revised version of its 231 m/pixel global Viking image mosaic of Mars that has substantially improved geodetic accuracy compared to versions…

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ISPRS

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/groups/isprs

ISPRS is an international NGO devoted to the development of international cooperations for the advancement of knowlege, research, development and education in the Protogrammetry, Remote Sensing and…

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Moon Pyroclastic Volcanism Project

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/geology/moon-pyroclastic-volcanism-project

Project Overview The goal of this research project is to advance our understanding of pyroclastic volcanism on the Moon using remote sensing data, primarily the high-spatial-resolution (~100 m/pixel)…

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Laboratory Infrared Spectroscopy of Mars Analog Materials

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/geology/mars-pathfinder-infrared-spectroscopy

Former USGS scientist, Jeff Johnson, performed key research on the detection of dust on the Martian surface. This work explored the laboratory thermal infrared and visible/near-infrared spectroscopy…

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Moon Apollo Traverse Maps

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/maps/moon-apollo-traverse-maps

This page features several maps showing routes the astronauts took during extravehicular activities (EVAs). The imagery and maps were prepared as part of a project by a USGS team under funding from…

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ISPRS 2003 Exact Solution of the Equation for Electromagnetic Scattering in Random Media Mean Green's Function thumbnail

ISPRS 2003 Exact Solution of the Equation for Electromagnetic Scattering in Random Media Mean Green's Function

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Volume scattering plays an important role in electromagnetic response of radar in remote sensing of much earth and other planetary surfaces terrain. Therefore the adequate description of this…

ISPRS 2004 The Mapping Performance of the HRSC / SRC in Mars Orbit thumbnail

ISPRS 2004 The Mapping Performance of the HRSC / SRC in Mars Orbit

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The images obtained by the HRSC (High Resolution Stereo Camera) on Mars Express show excellent potential for topographic mapping of the planet. The derived stereo models agree with topographic data…

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ISPRS 2004 Mars Digital Image Model (MDIM 2.1) Control Network

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Positional control for MDIM 2.1 comes from a new geodetic/photogrammetric solution of the global Mars Mariner 9 and Viking image control network. The details of this network solution are described…

ISPRS 2004 Topographic Mapping of Mars from Hectometer to Micrometer Scales thumbnail

ISPRS 2004 Topographic Mapping of Mars from Hectometer to Micrometer Scales

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We describe USGS topomapping of Mars at resolutions from 100 m to 30 µm with data from the latest spacecraft missions. Analysis of NASA 2001 Mars Odyssey Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS)…

ISPRS 2004 Geomorphometric Mapping of Grand Canyon from the 1-Degree USGS DEMs thumbnail

ISPRS 2004 Geomorphometric Mapping of Grand Canyon from the 1-Degree USGS DEMs

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In a previous research effort a terrain partition framework was defined allowing the partition of the landscape of Valles Marineris chasma (an elongated steep-sided depression located in Mars) to…

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ISPRS 2004 Digital Cartography with HRSC on Mars Express

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The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board of the European space mission Mars Express provides multispectral digital image data in high resolution as well as the systematic stereo coverage of…