Anniversary of the Mars Pathfinder Landing Mars Pathfinder was launched on Dec. 1996 at am EST on a Delta II rocket. After an uneventful journey, the spacecraft safely landed on the surface of Mars on July
This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows gullies near the edge of Hale crater on southern Mars. The view covers an area about 1 kilometer mile) across and was taken on Aug.
The Mars Express orbiter captured this striking view of rugged Martian landscapes extending from a mist-filled Coprates Chasma in the south, to Juventae Chasma and the outflow channels of Maja Valles in the north. Clouds and Chasmata By Bill Dunford