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Hazcam views of Spirit's wheels, sols 2079 and 2088

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Spirit, Mars Exploration Rovers, spacecraft, Mars, animation

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Hazcam views of Spirit's wheels, sols 2079 and 2088 On sol 2088, Spirit executed the first "baby steps" in the attempt to extricate her from her sand trap at Troy. The day's commands consisted of two drives of 2.5 meters apiece. Comparisons of the wheels before and after the commanded drive show virtually no change, only a very slight shift in perspective between each pair of images to indicate any motion of the rover. From left to right, the images show the left front, right front, left rear, and right rear wheels. The right front wheel does not roll, so did not become embedded. The rear wheels are deeply embedded in soil.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about November 17, 2009.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

 

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