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Spirit "Seminole" Panorama, sols 672-677


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Spirit "Seminole" Panorama, sols 672-677
This is the Spirit Pancam "Seminole" panorama, acquired on sols 672-677 (23-28 Nov 2005), as Spirit was descending the southern flanks of Husband Hill over the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The panorama consists of 405 separate images in 5 different Pancam filters, and covers 360 degrees of terrain around the rover. This is an approximate true color rendering using Pancam's 750 nm, 530 nm, and 430 nm filters. Image-to-image seams have been eliminated from the sky portion of the mosaic to better simulate the vista a person standing on Mars would see. This panorama provided the team's highest resolution view yet of the "Inner Basin" region (center of the image). The bright, semi-circular "Home Plate" feature is harder to discern than before in this more oblique view, which was acquired after Spirit had descended approximately halfway down the south flank of Husband Hill, at an elevation about 50 meters lower than at the summit. McCool Hill and Ramon Hill can be seen on the horizon near the center of the panorama, and the southern slopes of Husband Hill, behind the rover, can be seen along the panoramas left and right edges. Spirit had actually made a long arcing turn around some obstacles to get into position to make chemical and mineral measurements on the outcrop rocks seen in the foreground of this panorama. The rover's tracks can be traced over a long distance during that turn by zooming in to explore the panorama in detail.

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Original image data dated on or about November 28, 2005

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