Copyright © 2008 by Jim Secosky. Published by the Mars Society with permission
A GOOD WAY TO LEARN ABOUT MARS: USE MARS SATELLITES
Website: Red Planet Trek: http://paws.flcc.edu/~secoskjj
NASA has allowed amateurs to suggest areas to be imaged with Mars satellites. From 2003, until contact was lost in the fall of 2006, amateurs picked sites to be photographed with the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) under the public target program. In 2007, elementary, high school, and college students from around the world started to direct NASA to places to focus on with the powerful HiRISE on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Jim Secosky, a retired science teacher and amateur user of HST, suggested thousands of places to explore with MGS's Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC). From the over 500 Jim received, he has put together a series of images that illustrate many geological features.
Key Words: Mars Global Surveyor, Arabia, layers, gullies