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Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Crater and Streaks

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1301, 4 December 2005

Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a nearly-filled crater on a south mid-latitude plain crossed by many dark streaks created by passing dust devils. The dust devil activity occurred during the most recent spring and summer seasons in 2005.
Location near: 54.8°S, 0.7°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

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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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