Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Crater in Arabia

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-893, 28 October 2004

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This high resolution Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a small meteor impact crater with bouldery ejecta in the Arabia Terra region of Mars. The image is located near 11.9°N, 342.2°W. The 300 meter scale bar is about 328 yards long. 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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