PIA05506: What Lies Ahead
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Descent Image Motion Estimation System (DIMES)
Panoramic Camera
Product Size: 1197 x 896 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:
This map shows the path the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit will travel toward its future target, the large crater dubbed "Bonneville." The red line indicates Spirit's travels up to the 59th martian day, or sol, of its journey, and the blue line, the route it will follow. Engineers pinpointed the rover's exact location by comparing images taken by the panoramic camera on the rover (inset panels) to those acquired during descent by the descent image motion estimation system camera (underlying map).
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Cornell/Ohio State University

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-06