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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1373
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02179.tif (116.4 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02179.jpg (27.6 kB)

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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

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