Spirit Spies Its Shadow
December 20, 2004
This 360-degree panorama taken by the navigation camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit highlights the bumpy terrain surrounding the rover. Spirit's shadow can be seen in a small hollow lying between the rover and its intended target, the eastern-lying "Columbia Hills." Spirit's longest drive so far covered about 88.5 meters (about 290 feet) and took place on sol 113. This image was taken on sol 112 (April 26, 2004).
Topics: Environment, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 April, Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover, Columbia Hills, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 March, Rover