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Mars Orbiter Camera

Elysium Summit

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1364, 5 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 channel extending northward from the Elysium Mons caldera at the volcano's summit. The north wall of the caldera—the summit depression formed by collapse as magma withdraws‚is located at the south end (bottom) of this picture.
Location near: 24.8°N, 213.3°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn

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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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