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Spirit's Tracks
Spirit's Tracks (click to enlarge)
 
 

Spirit's Tracks

As Spirit descended onto Mars' surface on Jan. 3, 2004 it performed a series of entry, descent and landing actions, leaving visible marks on the surface of Mars. This "path" of Spirit's descent can be seen labeled in this image. This image is a composite of images taken by the camera on Mars Global Surveyor and Spirit's descent image motion estimation system camera.

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Credit: Jet Propulsion Laboratory



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