Mars Global Surveyor


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Mars Global Surveyor

(MGS) A NASA mission launched Nov 1996 to orbit Mars and send back scientific data on its surface features, atmosphere, and magnetic properties, all for the purposes of advancing scientific understanding of the Earth by comparing it with Mars and providing comprehensive information to aid future planetary missions. In the event, MGS proved one of NASA's most fruitful missions, and was a notable success at a time when other Martian missions failed. Following a polar orbit around the planet at an altitude of 450 km, MGS was able to cover the whole planet in a week. Its immediate mission, like that of the ill-fated Mars Observer, was to map the planet and return data on its weather, geology and topography during the space of a Martian year (1.88 Earth years). It was still functioning and transmitting streams of images and other data at the start of 2005.
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A small crater on the rim of a large crater as shown in image captured by Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft in 2006.
By studying data from two spacecraft, NASA's Mars Odyssey and the Mars Global Surveyor, a team of planetary scientists was able to look below the surface of a recent lava flow on the Martian surface.
The mineral, detected by Mars Global Surveyor, was exposed on the surface.
En contraste, se ha avanzado mucho en el conocimiento de la atmosfera y superficie marciana, en especial por las observaciones hechas por las sondas Mars Global Surveyor y Mars Odissey y el robot explorador Sojourner, que se convirtio en el primer vehiculo terrestre que recorrio otro planeta.
The landing sites for the rovers, on opposite sides of Mars, were selected on the basis of intensive study of orbital data collected by the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Pathfinder missions.
THE Mars Global surveyor has delivered over ten thousand new images of the red planet.
The Mars Global Surveyor has shown that alongside the gullies, is seeping groundwater and pressurized flowing liquid water or carbon dioxide.
In Mapping Mars, Oliver Morton covers it all, from Beer and Madler in the 1830s, through Mariner 4, the first successful mission of the 1960s, to the still-operating Mars Global Surveyor.
La informacion grafica enviada por la sonda Mars Global Surveyor, sugiere que hace unos 4,000 millones de anos Marte tuvo agua liquida y un clima semitropical.
Recent images from the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft suggest the presence of water outflows near cliff edges.
The latest pictures taken by the orbiting Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft have proven scientists right.
The latest images captured by Mars Global Surveyor detail layered rock formations like swirled cake frosting in canyons and craters --some more than 3,219 meters (2 miles) deep.