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Mars Images: One Fine Day on Mars

Science  04 Apr 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5309, pp. 31
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5309.31

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The Hubble Space Telescope took its sharpest image ever of the planet Mars last month, in part to scout out what the Pathfinder spacecraft will find when it lands on Mars on 4 July. A martian dust storm could play havoc with the Pathfinder lander and the small rover it will place on the surface, both of which depend on full sunlight falling on their solar power panels. The image, however, shows nary a dust storm in sight.

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