Status Report

NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Daedalia Streak

By SpaceRef Editor
April 26, 2004
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-708, 26 April 2004

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This April 2004 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
image shows a dark wind streak on the lee (downwind) side of
a small meteor impact crater in western Daedalia Planum. The
substrate in this region consists of large lava flows (larger than
the image shown here). The winds responsible for the
streak came from the east/northeast (right). This picture is
near 15.4°S, 138.1°W, and
covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across.
Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper 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.