Mars's Twin Peaks

Mars's Twin Peaks

NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed on the Red Planet on July 4, 1997. This image shows the Twin Peaks, modest-size hills to the southwest of the Mars Pathfinder landing site, which were discovered on the first panoramas taken by the IMP camera on July 4, and subsequently identified in Viking Orbiter images taken more than 20 years before. The peaks are approximately 100 feet tall (30-35 meters). North Twin is approximately 860 meters (2800 feet) from the lander, and South Twin is about a kilometer away (3300 feet). NASA/UPI