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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Spirit's specular reflection

Filed under pics of spacecraft in space, pretty pictures, Spirit, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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Spirit's specular reflection When HiRISE took a photo of Spirit's resting spot in Gusev crater on March 31, 2011, it happened to be in exactly the right position to catch a specular reflection (a glint) from the rover's solar panels. Apart from being pretty, it signifies that there was not a thick coating of dust on the panels.


Original image data dated on or about March 31, 2011.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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