Mars Global Surveyor Images: December 22-28, 2005

December 22-28, 2005

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

o Copernicus Dunes (Released 22 December 2005)

o Outcrops in Aram (Released 23 December 2005)

o Lonely Crater (Released 24 December 2005)

o Richardson Dunes (Released 25 December 2005)

o Buried Craters (Released 26 December 2005)

o Mars at Ls 341 Degrees (Released 27 December 2005)

o Herschel’s Dunes (Released 28 December 2005)

All of the Mars Global Surveyor images are archived here:

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.