Mars Global Surveyor Images: January 5-11, 2006

January 5-11, 2006

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

o Martian Artwork (Released 5 January 2006)

o Polar Layers (Released 6 January 2006)

o Secondaries near Cerberus (Released 7 January 2006)

o Dunes in Brashear (Released 8 January 2006)

o Nirgal Vallis (Released 9 January 2006)

o Mars at Ls 357 Degrees (Released 10 January 2006)

o Eos Chaos Rocks (Released 11 January 2006)

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.