Sunday, September 04, 2005

from Mars Rover 'Spirit'

Image, 3000x1400 pixels

from my email
This is one of the best & latest images to come from Mars Rover 'Spirit'
after it climbed to the top of 'Husband Hill' seen for the first time
this weekend
(approx 350 ') look at the vista and the great expanse toward the
horizon, not unlike parts of Central Australia,
Did people walk these slopes in ancient times? The sand has been whipped
up by the Martian winds and have been quite beneficial, clearing dust
from the rover's solar panels and increasing the solar energy available
for driving to new places and conducting scientific experiments.
use the 'slider' along the bottom to see the full Panarama


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