- Press Release
- Dec 7, 2022
NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Schiaparelli’s Wind Streaks
Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-660, 9 March 2004
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
image shows craters and dark wind streaks on a plain on
the floor of northeastern Schiaparelli Basin. The streaks
indicate that dominant winds blow from the northeast
(upper right). The image is located
near 1.5°S, 339.8°W.
Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left; the image
covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.
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.