From: (Ken Edgett)
Subject: MGS--YEAH BABY!
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 1997 06:52:21 -0700 (MST)

Dear LFM Folks:

"Yeah, Baby!"  I can't B E L I E V E how cool it is!

You have GOT to see this!

The first high resolution Mars Global Surveyor MOC images
are now ONLINE!

There are 2 of them, both with about 6 meters per pixel resolution.  This
is better than anything from Viking.  The best high resolution Viking images
were about 8 meters per pixel.

Soooo Coool!  Both images show valleys-- some in Noctis Labyrinthus and
the other is Nirgal Vallis.  Both show DUNES on the valley floors.
Beautiful dunes.  (My specialty, so I am loving this very much!).

There is an MGS press conference today at 9 a.m. PDT.  There will be
these MOC images, plus new stuff from TES, MOLA, etc.  

Very exciting!  COOL!  I just about fell out of my chair when I first
saw these images!  LOVELY!

If you can't catch the press conference, be sure to check the MGS
web sitelater in the day for all the press-released pictures.  



Ken Edgett
Arizona Mars K-12 Education Program
Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Arizona State University