Columbia Hills, Mars
The Columbia Hills is a range of low hills inside Gusev crater on Mars, first observed by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit when it landed within the crater in 2004. The range was named by NASA in honor of the Space Shuttle Columbia, which was lost during reentry in February 2003. The individual peaks of the Hills were named after the seven astronauts who died in the disaster. Though not yet official, these names are expected to be approved by the International Astronomical Union. They are Anderson Hill (after Michael P. Anderson), Brown Hill (after David M. Brown), Chawla Hill (after Kalpana Chawla), Clark Hill (after Laurel Clark), Husband Hill (after Rick D. Husband, mission commander), McCool Hill (after William C. McCool), and Ramon Hill (after Ilan Ramon).
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