The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Sunset in Gusev Crater, sol 813
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Spirit, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars
Suffering from a gimpy wheel and dimming sunlight, Spirit settled into a parked position at "Low Ridge Haven" on sol 807 (April 10, 2006). Low Ridge Haven gave Spirit a 10.8-degree tilt toward the north, improving the power output of its solar panels. Even so, it only had power sufficient for one hour of science operations per sol.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / Marco Di Lorenzo
Original image data dated on or about April 10, 2006.
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