PIA05017: What Time is it on Mars?
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Panoramic Camera
Product Size: 320 x 272 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cornell University
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA05017.jpg (10.68 kB)

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This image of the martian sundial onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit was processed by students in the Red Rover Goes to Mars program to impose hour markings on the face of the dial. The position of the shadow of the sundial's post within the markings indicates the time of day and the season, which in this image is 12:17 p.m. local solar time, late summer. A team of 16 students from 12 countries were selected by the Planetary Society to participate in this program. This image was taken on Mars by the rover's panoramic camera.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-08