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22 March 2005 This picture is a composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) daily global images acquired at Ls 176 during a previous Mars year. This month, Mars looks similar, as Ls 176 occurred in mid-March 2005. The picture shows the Elysium/Mare Cimmerium face of Mars. Over the course of the month, additional faces of Mars as it appears at this time of year are being posted for MOC Picture of the Day. Ls, solar longitude, is a measure of the time of year on Mars. Mars travels 360 around the Sun in 1 Mars year. The year begins at Ls 0, the start of northern spring and southern autumn.

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  • Science > Astronomy

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Mars, Sun, satellite

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English

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