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Gusev Crater

Gusev Crater

Date: 22 January 2004
Satellite: Mars Express
Depicts: NASA Spirit Rover Landing Site
Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

The centre of the Gusev crater with the landing site of the NASA Spirit rover marked with a cross. The image was taken by the HRSC instrument in colour and 3D on 16 January 2004 from a height of 320 km.

Gusev is a large crater about 160 km in diameter. Scientists believe that the crater was covered by standing water, maybe in the form of a lake, early in the history of Mars.

This is a section of a larger picture, accessable as a high resolution download, which covers 60 m from top to bottom. North is at the top. (Note the green colouring is an effect of image processing)

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 IGO License. Creative Commons License


Last Update: 1 September 2019
25-Jul-2024 01:38 UT

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