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Galle Bedding 3_D June 20, 2006

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Galle Bedding 3_D

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NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Description:

This is a "3-D" stereo anaglyph showing layers in Galle Crater. It is a view of a portion of the same location featured in a mosaic yesterday, 15 June 2006, entitled "Galle Bedding." To see the layers in three dimensions, one must use "3-D" glasses with a red left eye and a blue right eye. This anaglyph uses two Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) images acquired at slightly different viewing angles: MOC images E22-01557 and M14-02055. Owing to the specifics of the viewing geometry, the image is tilted on its side, relative to the mosaic shown in the 15 June 2006 release. In other words, in this image, north is toward the right and west is up. This anaglyph, when viewed in conjunction with the 15 June 2006 mosaic of these layers, provides a more complete sense of the cross-cutting relations between layers in the mound located in southern "Galle (Happy Face) Crater." The layers are part of a mound of sedimentary rock in southern Galle — a remnant of a once more-extensive deposit of sedimentary material in this south mid-latitude impact basin.

Location near: 52.3°S, 30.1°W
Image width: ~7.3 km (~4.5 mi)
Illumination from: upper right
Anaglyph from MOC images: E22-E22-01557 and M14-02055

Mars at Ls 66°: Acidalia/Mare Erythraeum June 15, 2006

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This MOC image shows the Acidalia/Mare Erythraeum face of Mars at Ls 66° in mid-June 2006

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NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Description:

 This picture is a composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) daily global images acquired at Ls 66° during a previous Mars year. This month, Mars looks similar, as Ls 66° occurs in mid-June 2006. The picture shows the Acidalia/Mare Erythraeum face of Mars. Over the course of the month, additional faces of Mars as it appears at this time of year are being posted for MOC Picture of the Day. Ls, solar longitude, is a measure of the time of year on Mars. Mars travels 360° around the Sun in 1 Mars year. The year begins at Ls 0°, the start of northern spring and southern autumn.

Season: Northern Spring/Southern Autumn

Mars at Ls 53°: North Polar Region May 31, 2006

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This MOC image shows the north polar region of Mars

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NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Description: 

This picture is a composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) daily global images acquired at Ls 53° during a previous Mars year. This month, Mars looks similar, as Ls 53° occurred in mid-May 2006. The picture shows the north polar region of Mars. Over the course of the month, additional faces of Mars as it appears at this time of year are being posted for MOC Picture of the Day. Ls, solar longitude, is a measure of the time of year on Mars. Mars travels 360° around the Sun in 1 Mars year. The year begins at Ls 0°, the start of northern spring and southern autumn.

Season: Northern Winter/Southern Summer

Lycus Sulci December 2, 2005

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Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark slope streaks formed on dust-mantled mountains of the Lycus Sulci region, west of the giant volcano, Olympus Mons. Despite their fluid-like appearance, dark slope streaks form in very dry dust.
Location near: 18.3°N, 142.4°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Daedalia Streak December 1, 2005

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Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a dark wind streak formed in the lee of a crater in Daedalia Planum. The winds responsible for the streak blew from right (east) to left (west).
Location near: 11.7°S, 136.4°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Southern Summer

Crater Interior November 30, 2005

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Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows complexly-eroded terrain within a partially-filled impact crater in Noachis Terra.
Location near: 48.5°S, 336.2°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Argyre Streaks November 28, 2005

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Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a plethora of dark streaks created by spring and summer dust devil activity in Argyre Planitia.
Location near: 47.3°S, 39.5°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Gullied Slope November 28, 2005

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Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a suite of south mid-latitude gullies on a crater wall. Gullies such as these may have formed by runoff of liquid water.
Location near: 35.6°S, 204.5°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Mid-latitude Gullies November 28, 2005

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Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies cut into the north wall of a south mid-latitude crater. The genesis of such gullies might have required liquid water.
Location near: 38.0°S, 167.2°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Meridiani Outcrops November 28, 2005

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Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows eroded sedimentary rock outcrops in northern Sinus Meridiani.
Location near: 3.6°N, 2.0°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter
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