- Press Release
- September 25, 2022
NASA Mars Picture of the Day: Sedimentary Rocks of Aram Chaos 05-10-2004
Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-722, 10 May 2004
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
image shows outcroppings of light-toned, layered, sedimentary
rock within Aram Chaos, an ancient, partly-filled impact
near 3.2°N, 19.9°W.
This 1.5 meters (5 feet) per pixel picture is
illuminated by sunlight from the
left and covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across.
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.