Status Report

NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Gullied Slope 05-20-2005

By SpaceRef Editor
May 20, 2005
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1097, 20 May 2005

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies formed on an equator-facing slope among mounds in Acidalia Planitia. Similar gullies occur in a variety of settings at middle and polar latitudes in both martian hemispheres.

Location near: 49.8°N, 22.7°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: lower left

Season: Northern Summer

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.