NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a cratered surface in the Tempe Terra region on Mars. This view presents a fairly typical scene from the plains northeast of the Tharsis region.

21 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a cratered surface in the Tempe Terra region of the red planet. One of the goals of the MOC Picture of the Day series is to present images that capture the range and variety of surface features seen by MOC all over Mars. This view presents a fairly typical scene from the plains northeast of the Tharsis region.

Location near: 31.0°N, 84.1°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

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