PIA05558: Footprints from Above
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Product Size: 640 x 640 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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The white boxes in this figure indicate the "footprints" of the Mars Global Surveyor thermal emission spectrometer data over the Opportunity landing site, indicated by a black dot. The footprints to the left of the site were acquired as the spacecraft approached. The line through the rover (shown by a dot), was acquired as the spacecraft passed overhead. The footprints to the right were acquired as the orbiter's instrument looked backward during departure.
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