Martian Scrapbook

Scientists and engineers have been busy putting together the newest volume of the photo anthology produced by the Mars Global Surveyor mission. The latest release of 15,251 images expands the collection to over 93,000 snapshots. Every six months, Malin Space Science Systems, which operates Global Surveyor’s Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC), shares a new group of images after preparing them for public release. The latest compilation comes from the first six months of the orbiter’s extended mission, which began February 1, 2001.