A Peak of Interest
December 27, 2004
This approximate true-color rendering of an image taken by the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows a view of the peak-like outcrop atop "West Spur." Spirit will attempt to drive up the north slope of the "Columbia Hills" to reach similar rock outcrops and investigate the composition of the hills. The image was taken on sol 178 (July 4, 2004) using the camera's 750-, 530- and 430-nanometer filters.
Topics: Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover, Mars, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Columbia Hills, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 April, Rover, Opportunity rover