- Press Release
- Dec 5, 2022
NASA Mars Picture of the Day: East Cerberus
Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1391, 4 March 2006
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
|This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a landscape in the eastern Cerberus region that was scoured by catastrophic floods, and later cut by a deep, dark-walled trough. The trough is radial to the Elysium volcanic region, and formed along faults in the bedrock.|
|Location near: 15.7°N, 196.6°W|
|Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)|
|Illumination from: lower left|
|Season: Northern Winter|
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.