'Columbia Hills' at Last!
June 18, 2004
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took the images that make up this 360-degree panorama with its navigation camera on sol 156 (June 11, 2004). The image highlights Spirit's arrival at the base of the Columbia Hills. Since landing at Gusev Crater, Spirit has put more than 3.4 kilometers (2.1 miles) on its odometer. Much of this can be attributed to the long drives the rover undertook to reach these interesting landforms.
Topics: Gusev crater, Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover, Columbia Hills, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 March, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 April, Mars, NASA