Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Outcrop In Juventae Chasma

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-433, 26 July 2003

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Light-toned sedimentary rock outcrops are common on the floors of the chasms associated with the Valles Marineris system and neighboring outflow channels. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an outcrop of sedimentary rock in Juventae Chasma near 4.1°S, 62.0°W. The scene is illuminated by sunlight from the left.

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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