Height Comparison: Hill and Statue
September 7, 2005
The highest point in the "Columbia Hills" inside Mars' Gusev Crater, the summit of "Husband Hill," sits 82 meters (269 feet) above the plains at the base of the hills. For comparison, this image shows the Statue of Liberty, which is 93 meters (305 feet) tall from the foundation of its pedestal to the top of Liberty's torch. This view of the hills was taken by Spirit's panoramic camera as part of the rover's first full panorama of its surroundings in January 2004. Spirit reached the top of Husband Hill on Aug. 21, 2005.
Topics: Hospitality Recreation, Aeolis quadrangle, Gusev crater, Mars Exploration Rover, Larry's Lookout, Husband Hill, Columbia Hills, Statue of Liberty, Spirit rover