A Closer Look at the Columbia Hills

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Record ID

SPI_180

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Division

Center for Earth and Planetary Studies

Creator

Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Medium

Medium unknown

Date

2004

Description

NASA?s Mars Exploration Rover <I>Spirit</I> took this panoramic mosaic of the phenomenon known as Columbia Hills on May 7, 2004. Rover controllers and scientists believed the hills were an older unit of rock and might provide insight into the past environment of Gustev Crater, which may house frozen water. As a result, the spacecraft spent the next few weeks traveling to the highest peak visible in this image of the hills.

Image ID

ASU-IPF-2112

Type

Photographs

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