PIA05073: Hills Still a Distant Goal for Spirit
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Panoramic Camera
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Produced By: Cornell University
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took this grey-scale panoramic camera image on sol 100, April 14, 2004. It captures Spirit's future destination at the highlands informally named "Columbia Hills." In this image, the hills are approximately 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) to the southeast.

Scientists believe the hills may consist of different and potentially older rock units than the basalts that Spirit has observed so far.

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