Students image Martian valleys and boulders
NASA/JPL/MSSS PHOTO RELEASE
Posted: February 20, 2001
During the Week of February 11 to 16, an international team of nine Student Scientists -- ages 10-15 -- visited Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego, California, as part of The Planetary Society's Red Rover Goes to Mars Training Mission.
The upper picture is a portion of MGS MOC narrow angle image E01-00878. The lower picture is the MOC wide angle red context frame with a white box indicating the location of the high resolution sub-frame. The pictures were acquired February 14, 2001, are located at 31.2°N, 289.5°W, and are illuminated from the left. The high resolution image covers an area 3 km by 4.9 km (1.9 mi by 3.0 mi) at 3.7 meters (12 feet) per pixel; the context frame covers 115 km by 115 km (71 mi by 71 mi) at 240 meters (787 feet) per pixel.
Malin Space Science Systems 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.