Status Report

NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Sedimentary Rock in Candor

By SpaceRef Editor
February 12, 2005
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Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-999, 11 February 2005

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows
dozens of light- and a few dark-toned sedimentary rock layers exposed
by faulting and erosion in western Candor Chasma, part of the vast
Valles Marineris trough system.

Location near: 6.5°S, 77.0°W

Image width: ~3.0 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: upper left

Season: Southern Autumn

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.