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NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Gullies in Crater in Hellas

By SpaceRef Editor
December 11, 2003
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-571, 11 December 2003

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This October 2003 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
image shows gullies cut into debris on the southeast-facing wall of
an old meteor impact crater in southeastern Hellas Planitia.
This view is
located near 44.5°S, 277.0°W.
The 200 meter scale bar is approximately 656 feet across; the
picture is illuminated 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.