A Closer Hubble Encounter With Mars - Syrtis Major
March 17, 2003
Taking advantage of Mars's closest approach to Earth in eight years,astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken thespace-based observatory's sharpest views yet of the Red Planet. NASA isreleasing these images to commemorate the second anniversary of the MarsPathfinder landing. The lander and its rover, Sojourner, touched downon the Red Planet's rolling hills on July 4, 1997, embarking on anhistoric three-month mission to gather information on the planet'satmosphere, climate, and geology.
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