Status Report

NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Bamburg Dunes

By SpaceRef Editor
August 31, 2004
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-836, 1 September 2004

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
image shows dark, windblown dunes on the floor of
Bamburg Crater, located in the Cydonia region
near 39.7°N, 3.2°W. The winds responsible
for these dunes flow generally from north to
south. The image
covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across;
sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

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.