Quantcast
Figure 8
221 of 3966

Figure 8

January 29, 2014
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a spotted, high latitude plain, south of the Argyre basin. When the image was received from Mars by the MOC operations team, they noticed—with a sense of humor—the number "8" on this martian surface. The "8" is located at the center-right and is formed by the rims of two old impact craters that have been eroded and partly-filled and partly-buried beneath the surface.

Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems



comments powered by Disqus