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Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

East Cerberus

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1391, 4 March 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 landscape in the eastern Cerberus region that was scoured by catastrophic floods, and later cut by a deep, dark-walled trough. The trough is radial to the Elysium volcanic region, and formed along faults in the bedrock.
Location near: 15.7°N, 196.6°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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