MOC Public Targeting Program

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The MOC Public Targeting Program was a very popular program that followed the Mars Global Surveyor's pictures of Mars. A total of 4,636 requests came in from the general public. Of these, 1,086 were photographed by the Mars Observer Camera. Many of the requests eventually resulted in publications. A little more than half of the requests came from a single member of the general public.[1] One of the people wrote in the Planetary Report that working with MGS was as exciting as being a football fan able to run a few plays in the Super Bowl.[2] All the images from the Public Target program can be found at http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/publicresults/index.htm

Examples of pictures taken through Public Target program[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malin, M., et al. 2010. An overview of the 1885-2006 Mars Orbiter Camera science investigation. Mars: 5. 1-60. doi:10.1555/mars.2010.0001
  2. ^ Secosky. J. 2007. "Public involvement." The Planetary Report: 27.19

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