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Mars Global Surveyor Images - July 10-16, 2003

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Old July 16th 03, 04:27 PM
Ron Baalke
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Default Mars Global Surveyor Images - July 10-16, 2003

July 10-16, 2003

The following new images taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) on
the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft are now available:

o North Polar Sand Dunes (Released 10 July 2003)

o Dark Valley in Newton Crater (Released 11 July 2003)

o Tractus Fossae Collapse Pit (Released 12 July 2003)

o Sedimentary Rock Near Coprates (Released 13 July 2003)

o Southern Auqakuh Vallis (Released 14 July 2003)

o South Polar "Poodle" (Released 15 July 2003)

o Eastern Cerberus (Released 16 July 2003)

All of the Mars Global Surveyor images are archived he


Mars Global Surveyor was launched in November 1996 and has been
in Mars orbit since September 1997. It began its primary
mapping mission on March 8, 1999. Mars Global Surveyor is the
first mission in a long-term program of Mars exploration known as
the Mars Surveyor Program that is managed by JPL for NASA's Office
of Space Science, Washington, DC. Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS)
and the California Institute of Technology built the MOC
using spare hardware from the Mars Observer mission. MSSS operates
the camera from its facilities in San Diego, CA. The Jet Propulsion
Laboratory's Mars Surveyor Operations Project operates the Mars Global
Surveyor spacecraft with its industrial partner, Lockheed Martin
Astronautics, from facilities in Pasadena, CA and Denver, CO.


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