Spirit at Home

Spirit at Home
Spirit at Home This image shows Spirit at its current location on the northern edge of Home Plate in the Columbia Hills, at Gusev Crater. The picture was taken during the southern hemisphere winter solstice at about 2 p.m. local time on the rover's Sol 1591 (June 24, 2008). Home Plate is the elevated round and light toned mesa on the right side of the image. Spirit is visible at the large dark "bump" on the north-northeast edge of the circular volcanic formation. Mid-winter on Mars is the time of the clearest and least dusty atmosphere. NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona

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