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NASA Mars Image of the Day: Isidis Landforms

By SpaceRef Editor
February 18, 2006
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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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