Status Report

NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Argyre Planitia Scene

By SpaceRef Editor
January 12, 2005
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-969, 12 January 2005

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
image shows buttes, craters, and exhuming impact craters
in central Argyre Planitia. This wintertime view is
illuminated by sunlight from the upper left and covers
an area bout 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. The picture is located
near 52.5°S, 42.6°W.

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.

SpaceRef staff editor.