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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05558.tif (299.9 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05558.jpg (90.98 kB)

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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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