- Malin Space Science Systems is asking the public to recommend
sites on the Martian surface deserving of closer study. The Mars Orbiter
Camera on board the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, now in its extended
mission sequence, successfully acquired a high-resolution frontal image
of the Face on Mars in 2001 as well as other anomalous features.
- Intriguing features yet to be imaged include the Rounded
Formation at the far west of the City complex in Cydonia, the D&M Pyramid
(imaged by the Mars Odyssey's relatively low-resolution THEMIS camera with
surprising results), and the tantalizingly artificial-looking "Runway"
(aka "String of Pearls") atop Hecates Tholus.
- Let MSSS know that the scientific community needs more
images of Martian anomalies by visiting the Mars Orbiter Camera Target
Request Site at:
- For images and links http://www.mactonnies.com/cydonia.html