View Full Version : New Images from Mars Global Surveyor Released

2006-Mar-01, 05:38 AM
SUMMARY: NASA's Mars Global Surveyor began its second year of extended operations at the beginning of February, and recently delivered a whole new batch of images of the Red Planet. These images were taken over course of the spacecraft's first year of extended operations.

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2006-Mar-01, 08:25 AM
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2006-Mar-01, 08:56 AM
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Several of these are old articles being coughed up automatically.

It was probably like this article from 2002, NASA Astrobiology News: Mars Global Surveyor Begins Second Year of Extended Mission (http://astrobiology.arc.nasa.gov/news/expandnews.cfm?id=1238)

A year after completing its planned mission, NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) is still going strong. Launched Nov. 7, 1996, Global Surveyor entered orbit around Mars on Sept. 12, 1997, and has just entered the second year of its extended mission. Over its lifetime, the spacecraft has returned more data about the Red Planet than all other Mars missions combined.

2006-Mar-02, 04:27 PM
We were getting bunches of these when the the board first came up. I thought they'd stop eventually, but every now and then one pops up. It has something to do with Google trawling for links and finding them - apparently there was a recent search for Mars stuff, judging by all the revivals.

2006-Sep-13, 08:05 PM

o Crater with Gullies (http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/09/07) (Released 07 September 2006)
o Rippled Labyrinth (http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/09/08) (Released 08 September 2006)
o Ring Things (http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/09/09) (Released 09 September 2006)
o Dunes of Wirtz (http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/09/10) (Released 10 September 2006)
o Embaying Flow (http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/09/11) (Released 11 September 2006)
o 9 Years at Mars! (http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/09/12) (Released 12 September 2006)
o Mars at Ls 107 Degrees (http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/09/13) (Released 13 September 2006)

2006-Oct-10, 06:59 PM
The latest image taken by the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft is now available:

o Summertime View of North Polar Sand Dunes (http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/10/10) (Released 10 October 2006)

The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a suite of dunes in one of the several north polar dune fields. The bright surfaces adjacent to some of the dunes are patches of frost. These dunes spend much of the autumn, winter, and spring seasons covered with carbon dioxide frost. Only in late spring and in summer are the dark windblown sands fully exposed.

The view covers an area approximately 3 km wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left. The dunes are located near 79.8N, 127.1W, and the picture was acquired on 11 September 2006.