PIA03688: Cratered Surface

Cratered Surface


21 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a cratered surface in the Tempe Terra region of the red planet. One of the goals of the MOC Picture of the Day series is to present images that capture the range and variety of surface features seen by MOC all over Mars. This view presents a fairly typical scene from the plains northeast of the Tharsis region.

Location near : 31.0°N, 84.1°W
Image width : ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : lower left
Season : Northern Winter

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Mars
System Mars
Target Type Planet
Mission Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Instrument Host Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2006-01-21
Date in Caption 2006-01-21
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03688
Identifier PIA03688