PIA05036: New Real Estate on Mars
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Panoramic Camera
Product Size: 3926 x 2892 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Cornell University
Full-Res TIFF: PIA05036.tif (27.52 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA05036.jpg (1.16 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
This image mosaic taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's panoramic camera shows a new slice of martian real estate southwest of the rover's landing site. The landscape shows little variation in local topography, though a narrow peak only seven to eight kilometers away is visible on the horizon. A circular depression, similar to the one dubbed Sleepy Hollow, can be seen in the foreground. Compared to the Viking and Pathfinder landing sites (PIA02405, PIA00563, PIA00393,PIA00568), the terrain at Gusev Crater, Spirit's landing site, is flat and speckled with a sparse array of rocks.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-10