Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Mars Global Surveyor...R.I.P. (1996-2006)

© 2006 by Malin Space Science Systems, Inc.

NASA lost contact with the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) nearly a month ago. It appears it is now lost. MGS had a good run...orbiting the red planet taking high-res photos of the surface. It contributed to the success of the Rover mission by helping find landing spots.

The above photo shows flat-lying sedimentary rocks eroding into an oval-shaped hill that has linear sand dunes around it.

Check out the online database of MGS images.

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