Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Mesa in Capri Chasma

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-653, 2 March 2004

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) narrow angle picture shows light-toned, sedimentary rock outcrops forming the walls of a dark-topped mesa in Capri Chasma. Capri Chasma is at the east end of the vast Valles Marineris trough system. This image is located near 12.8°S, 48.1°W. This view covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the lower 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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