Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
  Mars Exploration News  




Subscribe free to our newsletters via your




















NASA Adds To Mars Global Surveyor Photo Album

The picture from a crater at 39.0S, 166.1W, is one of the highest-resolution images obtained from Mars. Its resolution is 1.5 meters (5 feet) per pixel--objects the size of school buses can be resolved in the full size image. The gullies in these craters originate at a specific layer and may have formed by release of groundwater to the martian surface in geologically recent times. NASA/JPL/MSSS image
by Staff Writers
Los Angeles - Oct 09, 2002
One of the highest-resolution images ever obtained from the red planet-- a view of gullies in a crater in the Newton Basin-- is among an astounding group of 18,812 images being added to NASA's Mars Global Surveyor online image gallery today.

The addition brings the total number of Global Surveyor archived images to 112,218, more than twice the number of pictures of Mars acquired by the two Viking orbiters of the 1970's.

Featured images include gullies from two different impact craters in Newton Basin in Sirenum Terra.

One image has a resolution of 1.5 meters (5 feet) per pixel which means scientists can study features roughly the size of a school bus. Another image highlights wintertime frost on the crater wall and dark sand dunes on the floor.

The newly archived images were acquired between August 2001 and January 2002 and highlight visual weather events such as planet-wide dust storms and the springtime retreat of the south polar seasonal frost cap.

Other images are being used by scientists to evaluate landing sites for the Mars Exploration Rover mission scheduled to launch in 2003.

Global Surveyor, launched Nov. 7, 1996, entered the Martian orbit on Sept. 12, 1997. The mission has studied the entire Martian surface, atmosphere, and interior, and has returned more data about the red planet than all other Mars missions combined.

Community
Email This Article
Comment On This Article

Related Links
Mars at Malin Space Science Systems
SpaceDaily
Search SpaceDaily
Subscribe To SpaceDaily Express
Mars News and Information at MarsDaily.com
Lunar Dreams and more



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


Spirit Heading To 'Home Plate'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 09, 2006
Last week Spirit completed robotic-arm work on "El Dorado." The rover used all three of its spectrometers plus the microscopic imager for readings over the New Year's weekend.











  • Taos Goes Lunar With International Talkfest
  • Moon and Earth Formed out of Identical Material
  • Lunar Soil Yields Evidence About Sun's Dynamic Workings
  • Unique tasks for SMART-1 in exploring the Moon

  • Actel Delivers SX-A FPGAs Qualified to Military Specifications
  • Maxwell Hardens Powerpc Board For Space And Military Applications
  • Boeing-Built NASA Satellite Successfully Reaches Geosynchronous Orbit
  • Aircraft Propulsion Experts Celebrate Ccentury Of Power for Flight

  • The bizarre "Pluto War" is almost over at last, and Pluto is winning.
  • Pluto Is Undergoing Global Warming
  • The bizarre "Pluto War" is almost over at last, and Pluto is winning.
  • Largest Solar System Object Since Pluto Found

  • Galileo Team Continue To Prepare For Final Jupiter Flyby
  • The Next Four Weeks on Galileo
  • NASA Funding On The Blink During Amalthea Flyby
  • Io's Volcanic Surface Captured in Full Motion



  • ESA To Search For Life, But Not As We Know It
  • Hydrocarbons Blow Strong Across Titan
  • No Rest On The Way To The Most Mysterious Of Saturn's Moons
  • Cassini Nearly Out Of Rehab

  • Space Dynamics Lab Teams With NASA On New Sensor Development
  • ORNL Invention Clears Way For Development Of New Materials
  • Justice Near At Hand As Cops Gets Space Vision
  • MIT Model Predicts Birthplace Of Defect In A Material

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2006 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA PortalReports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additionalcopyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement