Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
 Spacecraft:  Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
 Instrument:  MOLA
 Product Size:  612 x 792 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Goddard Space Flight Center
 Producer ID:  P50476 MRPS95134
 Addition Date:  1999-07-06
 Primary Data Set:  MGS EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02088.tif (1.326 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02088.jpg (182.1 kB)

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The context image shows the latest MOLA topographic map of Mars' from latitude 55 S to the south pole. Values of elevation on the color scale are in meters. The along-track resolution of MOLA profiles is 330 m. Vertical precision of individual elevations approaches 37 cm. Absolute accuracy of the grid with respect to Mars' center of mass is <10 m. Note that there is a gap in data within 2.8 of the south pole due to the inclination of the MGS orbit. This gap will be filled in later this month by tilting the MGS spacecraft to an off-nadir ranging configuration. The MPL landing site region is between latitudes 72 and 78 S and longitudes 130 to 190 E.

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