Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Science Investigation
http://ssed.gsfc.nasa.gov/tharsis/mola.html

NASA Ames Research Center


MOLA is an instrument orbiting Mars on the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft. It transmits infrared laser pulses in order to construct a precise topographic map of Mars.

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Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Missions/Data Acquisition, Geophysics, Images/Maps/Visualizations, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), General Public, High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Solar system, :Mars, Mars:Geophysics, Missions/Data Acquisition, Images/Maps/VisualizationsKeywords: passive radiometer, tharsis, mars surface, radiometer information, daytime radiances