PIA06104: Number 8

Number 8


29 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a spotted, high latitude plain, south of the Argyre basin. When the image was received from Mars by the MOC operations team, they noticed -- with a sense of humor -- the number "8" on this martian surface. The "8" is located at the center-right and is formed by the rims of two old impact craters that have been eroded and partly-filled and partly-buried beneath the surface.

Location near : 68.6°S, 38.4°W
Image width : ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : upper left
Season : Southern Summer

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 2006-01-29
Date in Caption 2006-01-29
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA06104
Identifier PIA06104