MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR
Image of the Week
November 27, 2006
The following new image taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) on
the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft is now available:
o Dust-Mantled Olympus Mons Flows (Released 27 November 2006)
Dust-covered lava flows on the lowermost south flank of Olympus
Mons are captured in this 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) wide Mars
Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) view acquired
during northern summer on 12 October 2006. One leveed lava
channel just south (below) the center left of of the image
disappears into a thick, pitted and cratered dust mantle.
Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left/upper left.
The image is located near 13.8N, 134.1W. North is toward
the top/upper right.
All of the Mars Global Surveyor images are archived here: