Mars Pathfinder Landing Site

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images of Mars, taken on June 27, 1997 (left) and July 9, 1997 (right), document the dissipation of a large dust storm during the 12 days separating the two observations.

The images were taken to monitor the weather conditions near Ares Vallis, the site where NASA's Pathfinder spacecraft landed on July 4. Maps of the equatorial region were constructed from the images and are shown at the bottom of the figure; a green cross marks the Pathfinder landing site. (All images are oriented with North to the top).

Credit:

Steve Lee (Univ. Colorado), Phil James (Univ. Toledo), and Mike Wolff (Univ. Toledo), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo9724a
Type:Collage
Release date:15 July 1997, 19:00
Size:2400 x 3000 px

About the Object

Name:Mars
Type:• Solar System : Planet
• X - Hubble Images Videos
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

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Optical Hubble Space Telescope
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