Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera Release: MOC2-43A, -43B, -43C, -43D, Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera Image ID: 577029718.23901 (P239-01 WA Red) 577029718.23902 (P239-02 WA Blue) 577029756.23903 (P239-03 NA image)
Owing to spacecraft pointing control limitations, the actual area imaged was centered at 40.84° N, 9.98° W (see software screen dump, below). This offset, approximately 3.13 km (1.9 mi) in longitude, is greater than one-half of the field-of-view (FOV = 2.6 km or 1.6 mi), and there is very little if any overlap between the targeted features and those observed. The high resolution image has scale of 2.5 m (8.2 feet) per pixel, and was acquired at nearly a vertical viewing angle (2.35°).
JPEG = 530 KB
The figure above shows the low resolution, wide angle context frame acquired during orbit 239. The white box outlines the location of the high resolution narrow angle image. Note that the atmosphere is considerably clearer than for the previous Cydonia image (of the "Face"), taken last week.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING IMAGES ARE VERY BIG
Some browsers apparently are unable to view them. If your browser cannot read either of these images directly, download it as a file and open the file in an image viewing or processing program.
JPEG = 1.6 MB
GIF = 10 MB
These images should be corrected for the gamma of your monitor to insure proper viewing
Digital versions of the raw image can be retrieved from the MGS Project web site. These images are also very big.
The processed, full-resolution narrow angle image, available above, shows numerous features that illustrate why scientific interest in the Cydonia area, as well as other regions of fretted terrain (Nilosyrtis, Deuteronilus, Protonilus), is so high. Seen in this image are a number of mass movements (landslides), moated hills and peaks and intensely pitted surfaces (created by differential erosion of various layers), and features that may reflect periglacial processes (those involving the movement of ice- and/or water-saturated soil and debris).
Click Here for more information on MGS data release and archiving plans.