Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Happy Valentine's Day 2004

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-636, 14 February 2004

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Happy St. Valentine's Day from the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) team! This collection of images acquired over the past 3 Mars years shows some of the heart-shaped features found on Mars by the MGS MOC.

Other heart-shaped martian landforms were featured in previous MGS MOC image releases:

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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.

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