Status Report

NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Sand Dunes in Noachis

By SpaceRef Editor
May 28, 2004
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-740, 28 May 2004

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
image shows dark sand dunes on the floor of a
crater in Noachis Terra. The picture was acquired
in early southern autumn in March 2004; it is located
near 52.4°S, 336.9°W. The image covers
an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across;
sunlight illuminates the scene 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.