Topics » Science & Technology   Aug. 15, 2012

Mars Revealed by Intrepid New Rover

Blast Site

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Spacecraft Landing EllipsesThe First Shots of MarsCelebrating the LandingBlast Site More Blast MarksLanding Pad Gazing Toward Mount SharpMount Sharp Rising

Blast Site

Meanwhile, on Mars, the craft's descent stage rocket engines had blasted dents into the ground, excavating dirt and debris, and revealing underlying material. This photo shows that blast site.

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