PIA06738: High on 'West Spur' (Right Eye)
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Spirit
Instrument: Navigation Camera
Product Size: 3617 x 2568 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Original Caption Released with Image:

A rock outcrop with a view of the surrounding landscape beckons NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on sol 203 (July 29, 2004) of its journey of exploration on the red planet. This view is a mosaic of images taken by the rover's navigation camera at a position labeled as Site 80, near the top of the "West Spur" portion of the "Columbia Hills." Directly ahead are rock outcrops that scientists will examine for clues that might indicate the presence of water in the past. In the upper right-hand corner is the so-called "sea of basalt," consisting of lava flows that lapped onto the flanks of the hills. The view is toward the south. The field of view is approximately 170 degrees from right to left and is presented in a cylindrical-perspective projection with geometrical seam correction. This is the right-eye view of a stereo pair.

See PIA06736 for 3-D view and PIA06737 for left eye view of this right eye cylindrical-perspective projection.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2004-08-02