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This image is a still animation of the boxy Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft against the black background of space, dotted with stars.  Coming from the center of the boxy bus of the craft is white light that is meant to represent the firing of six main engines.  Extending from both sides of the spacecraft bus are the large solar panels that resemble two billboards.  The curve of Mars is on the right side of the image.  The planet is a muted rust color and its atmosphere is represented by a thin, ghostly blue.
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MRO Going into Orbit

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter firing its main engines in order to be captured into orbit around Mars.

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