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Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Isidis Plains

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1376, 17 February 2006

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 surface in Isidis Planitia, littered with degraded impact craters. Windblown ripples of various sizes and shapes are prevalent throughout the scene as well, producing wave-like patterns on the floors of some of the larger impact craters.
Location near: 16.8°N, 266.4°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

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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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