Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Small Dunes in Hellas

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-777, 4 July 2004

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This April 2004 Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a small dune field in southeastern Hellas Planitia near 41.4°S, 275.6°W. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

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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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