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NASA Mars Global Surveyor Images of Spirit on Mars (2)

By SpaceRef Editor
January 23, 2004
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The bright triangle seen in these images is Spirit’s lander resting at the Gusev Crater landing site on Mars after a nerve-wracking entry, descent and landing process on Jan. 3, 2004. The left image was taken by the camera on board the orbiting Mars Global Surveyor on Jan. 19, 2004. The right image is the same image enhanced to show the contrast between the lander and the martian surface. The rover is not visible in this image due to the bright glare of the lander.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

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