PIA02179: Valentine 2006
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: 281 x 413 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1373
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Original Caption Released with Image:

14 February 2006
Happy Valentine's Day from the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) team!

This somewhat heart-shaped, eroded and partially-filled crater is located near the southeast wall of Columbus Crater in the Mare Sirenum region of Mars. North is toward the bottom/lower left.

Location near: 29.9S, 165.2W
Image width: 400 meter scale bar = ~1,312 feet
Illumination from: lower right
Season: Southern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-02-14