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The Columbia Hills, Mars. False-colour image from NASA's Mars exploration rover Spirit of the Columbia Hills in Mars' Gusev Crater. Spirit and its sister rover Opportunity were launched in the summer of 2003. Spirit landed on Mars on 3 January 2004. Its mission is to analyse soil and rocks and search for water. Image taken on Spirit's 454th Martian day, 13 April 2005.
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