PIA02041: Mars at Ls 25: Syrtis Major
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
 Instrument:  Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
 Product Size:  640 x 640 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1408
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02041.tif (411.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02041.jpg (34.76 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

21 March 2006
This picture is a composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) daily global images acquired at Ls 25 during a previous Mars year. This month, Mars looks similar, as Ls 25 occurs in mid-March 2006. The picture shows the Syrtis Major face of Mars. Over the course of the month, additional faces of Mars as it appears at this time of year are being posted for MOC Picture of the Day. Ls, solar longitude, is a measure of the time of year on Mars. Mars travels 360 around the Sun in 1 Mars year. The year begins at Ls 0, the start of northern spring and southern autumn.

Season: Northern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-03-21