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Portion of Isidis Planitia Near the Beagle 2 Landing Ellipse
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Portion of Isidis Planitia Near the Beagle 2 Landing Ellipse

February 25, 2007
This image shows a portion of cratered plains in Isidis Planitia, near or perhaps within the landing ellipse for Beagle 2.

There are some interesting bright-pixel artifacts that are due to cosmic-ray events detected by the HiRISE camera, similar to those seen when imaging black sky during cruise to Mars.

The image shows two portions of the Isidis Planitia image with bright noise at top, and 6 examples of bright noise seen in the cruise images; all are from the original, unprocessed images.


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