Information Center Hubble Art Search  



Object Name:

Mars

Object Description:

Location of Opportunity Lander Site - January 2004

Instrument:

ACS/HRC

Date of Observation:

August 2003

Exposure Time:

1 second

Filters:

F892N (892nm)

Proposal Information:

9975 P. James (U. Toledo)

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)



"Spirit is the first of two golf-cart-sized rovers headed for Mars landings in January. The rovers will seek evidence about whether the environment in two regions might once have been capable of supporting life. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif., have navigated Spirit to arrive during the evening of Jan. 3, 2004, in the Eastern time zone.

Spirit will land near the center of Gusev Crater, which may have once held a lake. Three weeks later, Opportunity will reach the Meridiani Planum, a region containing exposed deposits of a mineral that usually forms under watery conditions."

- NASA Press Release Dec 2003

Previous Index Next

 

Heritage Home Black and White Gallery Mars