MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-203, 31 January 2000
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
The grooved dunes presented here are also described in an abstract accepted for the 31st annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference to be held in Houston, Texas, in March 2000. The abstract is ©2000 Lunar and Planetary Institute: "Examples of Martian Sandstone: Indurated, Lithified, and Cratered Eolian Dunes in MGS MOC Images," by K.S. Edgett and M.C. Malin, Abstract No. 1071, Lunar and Planetary Science XXXI, 2000. This is a PDF file. For best results, use your "save this link as" option on your web browser, download to your desktop, then open with appropriate software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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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