Science and Exploration

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on Mars

By Keith Cowing
May 24, 2013
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This false-color view combines images that Spirit took with its panoramic camera during the rover’s 608th martian day, or sol (Sept. 18, 2005). The site is on top of “Husband Hill” inside Gusev Crater, where the rover has been conducting scientific studies. The slightly lower outcrop to the left of “Hillary” is nicknamed “Tenzing.” The names recall the first humans — Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal — to reach the highest point on Earth, in 1953. Husband Hill rises 106 meters (348 feet) above the surrounding plains.” Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Image Addition Date: 2005-10-05 More info

This false-color view combines images that Spirit took with its panoramic camera during the rover’s 608th martian day, or sol (Sept. 18, 2005). The site is on top of “Husband Hill” inside Gusev Crater, where the rover has been conducting scientific studies. The slightly lower outcrop to the left of “Hillary” is nicknamed “Tenzing.” The names recall the first humans — Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal — to reach the highest point on Earth, in 1953. Husband Hill rises 106 meters (348 feet) above the surrounding plains.” Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Image Addition Date: 2005-10-05 More info

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