Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Large Lava Flow, Daedalia Planum

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-158, 19 July 1999


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The ridged surface in the lower half of this image is that of a large lava flow in Daedalia Planum, southwest of the Arsia Mons volcano. The flow was stopped here by a buried crater rim (topographic high in the upper half of the image). This picture was taken by the Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera in June 1999. Illumination is from the upper 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, CA. 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, CA and Denver, CO.

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