NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a high resolution view (nearly 1.8 meters; 6 feet per pixel) of landforms in the Granicus Valles region, west of the Elysium volcanoes. Layered rock and some large, dark boulders are among the features observed. The image is located near 27.4°N, 224.8°W, and covers an area only 1.1 km (0.7 mi) across. The scene is illuminated by sunlight from the lower 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.