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The edge of Mars: THEMIS scan across the Martian limb
Filed under pretty pictures, Mars Odyssey, Phoenix, Mars
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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