Sightseeing on Mars

In orbit around the Red Planet since 1997, NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft has captured more than 123,000 pictures of the martian surface. But according to Ken Edgett of Malin Space Science Systems, the group that operates Global Surveyor’s Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC), the camera’s narrow-angle (high-resolution) system has only examined about 3 percent of the planet’s craters, dunes, gullies, canyons, volcanoes, and other surface features. Now, Edgett and other members of the camera team are looking for some help to select future martian locales to image up close. They’ve established a website where you