The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Simulated view of Spirit's Home Plate North parking spot
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Spirit, Mars Exploration Rovers, spacecraft, Mars
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.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / Michael Howard
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Original image data dated on or about January 18, 2009
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