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OSIRIS-WAC View of Mars

OSIRIS-WAC View of Mars

Date: 02 December 2006
Satellite: Rosetta
Depicts: Mars and the Milky Way

This view of Mars against the backdrop of our Galaxy was taken by the wide angle camera (WAC) of the OSIRIS instrument on 3 December 2006, during the last series of instrument check-outs. In the image, Mars is heavily overexposed, surrounded by a halo of scattered light.

During the Mars swing-by at the end of February, OSIRIS will make a series of close-up observations of the planet as well as its two moons.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
29-Jan-2023 03:27 UT

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