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Creeping down Stroupe's Slide (3D)

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Spirit, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars, 3D, animation

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Creeping down Stroupe's Slide (3D) Use red-blue glasses to watch the animation in 3D. Over the course of nearly two months, Spirit has been inching its back wheels down from the top of Home Plate in order to increase the northward tilt of its solar panels, compensating for the northward motion of the Sun with the approaching winter.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Emily Lakdawalla

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