PIA06021: Lahontan Crater Looms
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Navigation Camera
Product Size: 2532 x 977 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA06021.jpg (378.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This cylindrical-projection 120-degree image mosaic was created from three navigation camera images that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit acquired on sol 120 (May 5, 2004). The image highlights a crater approximately 70 meters (230 feet) in diameter that scientists have informally named "Lahontan." This image also reveals a wind-ripple feature in the foreground and a distant look at the Columbia Hills on the Horizon, Spirit's planned final destination.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-06-03