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Simulated view of Spirit's Home Plate North parking spot

Simulated view of Spirit's Home Plate North parking spot

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / Michael Howard

Simulated view of Spirit's Home Plate North parking spot
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.

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: Michael Howard

Original image data dated on or about January 18, 2009

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