Michael Howard is the creator of the Midnight Mars Browser software that permits auto-download and auto-mosaicking of Mars Exploration Rover images. The software is no longer supported but will remain a valuable tool until something breaks it. Howard also wrote the iPhone apps Mars Globe and Moon Globe. Find him on Twitter as midnightmartian. (UMSF Moderator: mhoward)
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Posted 2014/01/02 | 0 comments
On sol 1,793, Spirit captured a Navcam panorama containing a view of Home Plate North, the spot where it spent its third Martian winter (and all of the Earth year 2008). Michael Howard has dropped in a computer model of Spirit at the winter parking spot, providing a sense of scale and of the steep angle at which Spirit was tilted in order to catch the wan winter sunlight.
Posted 2014/01/01 | 0 comments
Spirit continued its attempt to bump up the slope of Home Plate on sol 1,715, but its attempt to drive upward resulted in a sideways shimmy instead. An animation of Spirit's motion from sols 1,709 to 1,715 can be downloaded here (Quicktime format, 340 kb).