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NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Knobby Eastern Arabia

By SpaceRef Editor
July 2, 2005
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1140, 2 July 2005

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a 1.4 meters per pixel (~5 ft/pixel) view of an eroded landscape north of the crater, Antoniadi, in far eastern Arabia Terra. Each knob and butte in this image is a remanant of a formerly more-extensive layered rock unit that has been largely eroded away.

Location near: 25.8°N, 298.9°W

Image width: ~1.5 km (~0.9 mi)

Illumination from: lower left

Season: Northern Autumn

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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.

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