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Mars Global Surveyor
This site provides extensive information about the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) mission, launched in November of 1996 by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Included are: navigation and engineering data, news and status reports, close-ups of Mars topography, ancient geodynamics on Mars, as well as the current positions of Earth, Mars, and the MGS spacecraft.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Services:
    • Search engine
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in needed for some videos and animations.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1997 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. JPL images are available for use by the public free of charge. However, by electing to download images from this web site the user agrees that Caltech makes no warranties or representations with respect to its ownership of copyrights for the images, does not represent others who may claim to be owners of rights in the images, and makes no warranties as to the quality of the images.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-308
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Michelle A. Viotti
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Public Outreach