The Road Less Traveled
May 17, 2004
This cylindrical-projection view was created from navigation camera images that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit acquired on sol 127 (May 12, 2004). Spirit is sitting at site 48. The tracks show the path the rover has traveled so far on its way to the base of the Columbia Hills. In this image, the hills can be seen silhouetted against the horizon on the far left side. Spirit will reach the base of the hills by sol 160.
Topics: Columbia Hills, Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover, Hospitality Recreation, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 April, Rover, Opportunity rover, Exploration of Mars, Astronomy on Mars, Mars, NASA