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Schiaparelli crash site from HiRISE, October 25, 2016

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Schiaparelli crash site from HiRISE, October 25, 2016 NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) imaged the ExoMars Schiaparelli module’s landing site on 25 October 2016, following the module’s arrival at Mars on 19 October. The zoomed insets provide close-up views of what are thought to be several different hardware components associated with the module’s descent to the martian surface. These are interpreted as the front heatshield, the parachute and the rear heatshield to which the parachute is still attached, and the impact site of the module itself. More information

NASA / JPL / UA

Original image data dated on or about October 25, 2016.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

 

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