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Mars Express entering eclipse around Mars
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- Title Mars Express entering eclipse around Mars
- Released 26/09/2006 12:04 pm
- Copyright ESA, Celestia
This artist's impression shows ESA's Mars Express, flying in a survival-mode configuration (nicknamed 'Sumo'), while it enters eclipse around Mars. The spacecraft is shown in the power-saving warm-up attitude, with its base pointed towards the Sun to maximise solar heating.