Spirit Has Landed!

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

In the evening of January 3, 2003 the MER lander Spirit came to a safe landing right in the middle of Gusev Crater (shown by red arrow). This is an area riddled with dust devil tracks in the summertime (note the many dark streaks). With some luck those dust devils have scoured the surface clean of dust, exposing the underlying rocks which hold the secrets of Mars' past.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V07909002 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-09-26 07:15
Mon, 2004-01-05
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017389 km/pixel
0.017515 km/pixel


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