PIA03688: Cratered Surface
 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:  916 x 1312 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1349
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03688.tif (1.203 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03688.jpg (145.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

21 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a cratered surface in the Tempe Terra region of the red planet. One of the goals of the MOC Picture of the Day series is to present images that capture the range and variety of surface features seen by MOC all over Mars. This view presents a fairly typical scene from the plains northeast of the Tharsis region.

Location near: 31.0N, 84.1W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-01-21