MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-173, 16 August 1999
The high resolution view shows smooth, mantled surfaces, as well as bare, rocky surfaces. The bare surfaces are typically located on slopes. Small rounded knobs--particularly in the upper left corner of the image--are boulders. A few boulders have rolled down the slopes and are deposited in the valleys. The high resolution image covers a very small area--only 3 km wide by 4.2 km tall (1.9 miles by 2.6 miles). Both images were obtained at the same time, and both are illuminated by sunlight from the left. North is toward the upper right.
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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