MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-304, 11 February 2002
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The 3-D anaglyph shown here is an example of the on-going effort to acquire Relay-16 stereo during the MGS Extended Mission. The first picture used to make this image, M13-01484, was acquired March 21, 2000. Nearly 1 Mars year later, the second image, E12-02584, was taken on January 23, 2002. Together, the images show eroded, pitted, light-toned layer outcrops in Iani Chaos near 4.4°S, 18.6°W. The layered materials may be ancient sedimentary rocks. The image covers an area 26 km (16 miles) by nearly 3 km (1.9 mi) wide, and is illuminated from the top left.
To see this image in stereo vision, you must use "3-D" glasses (red in left eye, blue in right). To see the original image from March 2000, visit M13-01484 in the MOC Gallery.
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.
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