MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR
Image of the Week
October 30, 2006
The following new image taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) on
the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft is now available:
o Light-toned Rock Outcrop in Aureum Chaos (Released 30 October 2006)
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows
an outcrop of light-toned, layered, sedimentary rock in Aureum Chaos.
The darker material, which includes ripples, is composed of windblown
sand and granules. This scene is located near 3.8S, 26.2W, and
covers an area roughly 7.7 km by 3 km (4.8 by 1.9 mi) wide. Sunlight
illuminates the terrain from the top/upper right. This southern
autumn image was acquired on 14 July 2006.
All of the Mars Global Surveyor images are archived here: