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Free Spirit progress as of sol 2090 (forward Hazcam view)

Free Spirit progress as of sol 2090 (forward Hazcam view)

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / animation by Emily Lakdawalla

Free Spirit progress as of sol 2090 (forward Hazcam view)
This animation consists of four frames from the right eye of Spirit's forward belly-mounted Hazard Avoidance Camera, or Hazcam. The Hazcam gives a fisheye view of the world in front of the rover encompassing the ground between its front wheels, all the way out to the horizon, with Husband Hill in the background. The animation begins on sol 2078, with Spirit bogged down in dust at Troy, and covers the extraction efforts up to sol 2090, when a drive moved Spirit forward slightly, and more importantly, caused the horizon to drop very slightly, meaning that the rover was tipping upward. A full-resolution version of this animation (3 MB) may be downloaded here.

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: Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about November 19, 2009

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