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The edge of Mars: THEMIS scan across the Martian limb

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The edge of Mars: THEMIS scan across the Martian limb Mars Odyssey took advantage of the unusual spacecraft orientation required for it to serve as a communications relay during the Phoenix landing to take this THEMIS image scanning across the edge of Mars' disk, into its atmosphere, and up into space.

NASA / JPL / ASU

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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about May 25, 2008

 

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