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NASA Mars Image of the Day: Isidis Landforms

Press Release From: NASAJPL/MSSS
Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2006

Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1377, 18 February 2006

Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a group of rounded hills surrounded by a vast, cratered plain in northeastern Isidis Planitia.
Location near: 16.8°N, 262.5°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

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Malin Space Science Systems and the California Institute of Technology built the MOC using spare hardware from the Mars Observer mission. MSSS operates the camera from its facilities in San Diego, California. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Mars Surveyor Operations Project operates the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft with its industrial partner, Lockheed Martin Astronautics, from facilities in Pasadena, California and Denver, Colorado.

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