- Press Release
- Nov 30, 2022
NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Outcrop in Iani
Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-801, 28 July 2004
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
image shows a light-toned butte composed of layered,
sedimentary rock in the Iani Chaos region of Mars. It
near 1.6°S, 18.2°W. The picture
covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide, and is
illuminated by sunlight from the 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.