Status Report

NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Mars at Ls 12 degrees 02-15-2006

By SpaceRef Editor
February 15, 2006
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1374, 15 February 2006

Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This picture is a composite of
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
daily global images acquired at
Ls 12°
during a previous Mars year. This month, Mars looks
similar, as
Ls 12° occurs in
mid-February 2006.
The picture shows the
Acidalia/Mare Erythraeum
face of Mars. Over the course of the month, additional faces
of Mars as it appears at this time of year are being posted
for MOC Picture of the Day.
Ls, solar longitude,
is a measure of the time of year on Mars. Mars
travels 360° around the Sun in 1 Mars year. The
year begins at Ls 0°, the start of northern
spring and southern autumn.

Season: Northern Winter/Southern Summer

SpaceRef staff editor.