SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Mars Crater, "Spiders," and More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Mars Crater,
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June 3, 2009--Part of a relatively recent impact crater cuts a bright crescent across the Martian plains in a newly released image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Mission engineers announced that the orbiter resumed scientific operations on June 9, almost a week after the probe had gone into standby mode as a result of an unexpected computer reboot.
—Image courtesy NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
 
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