PIA08725: Mars at Ls 107: Tharsis
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 (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1576
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Original Caption Released with Image:

5 September 2006
This picture is a composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) daily global images acquired at Ls 107 during a previous Mars year. This month, Mars looks similar, as Ls 107 occurs in mid-September 2006. The picture shows the Tharsis 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 Summer/Southern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-09-05