Photos: An 'intriguing' Martian vista

Photos: An 'intriguing' Martian vista

Summary: The rover Spirit serves up images depicting a sweeping orange landscape from the top of "Columbia Hills."

TOPICS: Nasa / Space

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  • Husband Hill

    NASA's Spirit rover, working from the top of a series of Martian hills, has been delivering photos described by the agency as "intriguing" and "tempting." This image was taken on Aug. 23, 2005, just as the rover completed its climb up "Husband Hill," which is named for Rick Husband, the astronaut commander who died in the Columbia disaster.

  • previously hidden terrain

    This view to the south from Husband Hill, which is the tallest in the "Columbia Hills" range, shows previously hidden terrain. NASA hopes to send Spirit in this direction in the future.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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