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Spirit Panorama from Low Ridge Haven, sol 811

April 18, 2016

Suffering from a gimpy wheel and dimming sunlight, Spirit settled into a parked position at "Low Ridge Haven" on sol 807 (April 10, 2006). Low Ridge Haven gave Spirit a 10.8-degree tilt toward the north, improving the power output of its solar panels. Even so, it only had power sufficient for one hour of science operations per sol.

Curiosity Navcam panorama from Jubilee Pass, sol 746 (September 11, 2014)

September 26, 2014

Curiosity took this photo on sol 746 as she prepared to cross Owens Valley. She sits in Jubilee Pass; outcrops associated with Jubilee Pass stretch across the whole panorama. In the distance, beyond a ripple field, is Panamint Butte. Beyond that is a light-colored patch, Pahrump Hills.

The View from Murray Ridge (Opportunity sol 3485)

November 14, 2013

On November 12, 2013, as Opportunity scaled Solander Point, the northern tip of a ridge forming the west rim of Endeavour crater, her science team decided to name the ridge for Planetary Society founder Bruce Murray.

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