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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-09-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit recorded this 360-degree vista, dubbed the 'Seminole' panorama, from partway down the south side of 'Husband Hill' in November 2005. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA08751:
Stereo Version of Spirit's 'Seminole' Panorama
Full Resolution:     TIFF (330.7 MB)     JPEG (9.621 MB)     QTVR (4.107 MB)
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its panoramic camera (Pancam) to record a 360-degree vista, dubbed the 'Thanksgiving' panorama, from the northwestern side of 'Husband Hill' in late 2004. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA08752:
Stereo Version of Spirit's 'Thanksgiving' Panorama
Full Resolution:     TIFF (26.99 MB)     JPEG (918.5 kB)     QTVR (9.067 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-25 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This 360-degree view, called the 'McMurdo' panorama, comes from the panoramic camera aboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. From April through October 2006, Spirit has stayed on a small hill known as 'Low Ridge.' 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA01904:
'McMurdo' Panorama from Spirit's 'Winter Haven' (Stereo)
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Panoramic Camera
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This 360-degree color view, called the 'McMurdo' panorama, comes from the panoramic camera aboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. From April through October 2006, Spirit has stayed on a small hill known as 'Low Ridge.' 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA01905:
'McMurdo' Panorama from Spirit's 'Winter Haven' (Color Stereo)
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Panoramic Camera
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'McMurdo' Panorama from Spirit's 'Winter Haven' (False Color)
PIA01906:
'McMurdo' Panorama from Spirit's 'Winter Haven' (False Color)
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Panoramic Camera
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This 360-degree view, called the 'McMurdo' panorama, comes from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. From April through October 2006, Spirit has stayed on a small hill known as 'Low Ridge.'
PIA01907:
'McMurdo' Panorama from Spirit's 'Winter Haven'
Full Resolution:     TIFF (386.9 MB)     JPEG (28.47 MB)
Add Image to Favorite List 2006-12-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Mars Exploration Rover Landing Site at Gusev Crater
PIA01879:
Mars Exploration Rover Landing Site at Gusev Crater
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Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
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Oblique View of Columbia Hills
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Oblique View of Columbia Hills
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Spirit's Winter Work Site
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Spirit's Winter Work Site
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Spirit's Tracks around 'Home Plate'
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Spirit's Tracks around 'Home Plate'
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Panoramic Camera
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Spirit's Winter Home
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Spirit's Winter Home
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Panoramic Camera
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Looking East to 'Tyrone'
PIA09091:
Looking East to 'Tyrone'
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Microscopic Imager
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'King George Island' Brushed
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'King George Island' Brushed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-16 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Navigation Camera
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On sol 1120 (February 26, 2007), the navigation camera aboard NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured one of the best dust devils it's seen in its three-plus year mission.
PIA09260:
Dust Devils Whip by Spirit Animation Icon
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Navigation Camera
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Spirit Feels Dust Gust
PIA09261:
Spirit Feels Dust Gust Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-05-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Silica-Rich Soil in Gusev Crater
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Silica-Rich Soil in Gusev Crater
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Panoramic Camera
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Silica-Rich Soil Found by Spirit
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Silica-Rich Soil Found by Spirit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-10-15 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Hazcam
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Spirit Begins Third Martian Year
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Spirit Begins Third Martian Year
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Spirit's Traverse, Sols 1 to 1,386
PIA10126:
Spirit's Traverse, Sols 1 to 1,386
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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
HiRISE
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Heading for Next Winter Haven
PIA10127:
Heading for Next Winter Haven
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Panoramic Camera
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Dusty Solar Panels on Spirit
PIA10128:
Dusty Solar Panels on Spirit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-01-03 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Spirit's West Valley Panorama (False Color)
PIA10214:
Spirit's West Valley Panorama (False Color)
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Panoramic Camera
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NASA'S Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this westward view from atop a low plateau where Sprit spent the closing months of 2007. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA10215:
Spirit's West Valley Panorama (Anaglyph)
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Panoramic Camera
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Spirit's West Valley Panorama
PIA10216:
Spirit's West Valley Panorama
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Panoramic Camera
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View from Spirit's Overwintering Position (False Color)
PIA10240:
View from Spirit's Overwintering Position (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-26 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Southern Half of Spirit's 'Bonestell' Panorama (False Color)
PIA11049:
Southern Half of Spirit's 'Bonestell' Panorama (False Color)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-08-26 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This stereo, 180-degree panorama shows the southward vista from the location where Spirit is spending its third Martian winter inside Mars' Gusev Crater on July 2, 2008. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11050:
Southern Half of Spirit's 'Bonestell' Panorama (Anaglyph)
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Panoramic Camera
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Southern Half of Spirit's 'Bonestell' Panorama
PIA11051:
Southern Half of Spirit's 'Bonestell' Panorama
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-05 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This 360-degree panorama shows the vista from the location where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has spent its third Martian southern-hemisphere winter inside Mars' Gusev Crater. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11744:
Full-Circle 'Bonestell' Panorama from Spirit (Stereo)
Full Resolution:     TIFF (310.6 MB)     JPEG (11.21 MB)
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Panoramic Camera
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Full-Circle 'Bonestell' Panorama from Spirit (False Color)
PIA11745:
Full-Circle 'Bonestell' Panorama from Spirit (False Color)
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Panoramic Camera
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Full-Circle 'Bonestell' Panorama from Spirit
PIA11746:
Full-Circle 'Bonestell' Panorama from Spirit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-01-12 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit acquired this mosaic on May 21, 2007, while investigating the area east of the elevated plateau known as 'Home Plate' in the 'Columbia Hills.' 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11755:
Rover's Wheel Churns Up Bright Martian Soil (Stereo)
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Panoramic Camera
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Rover's Wheel Churns Up Bright Martian Soil (False Color)
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Rover's Wheel Churns Up Bright Martian Soil (False Color)
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Panoramic Camera
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Rover's Wheel Churns Up Bright Martian Soil (Vertical)
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Rover's Wheel Churns Up Bright Martian Soil (Vertical)
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Panoramic Camera
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Rover's Wheel Churns Up Bright Martian Soil
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Rover's Wheel Churns Up Bright Martian Soil
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Navigation Camera
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Spirit Near
PIA11779:
Spirit Near "Stapledon" on Sol 1802 (Polar)
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Navigation Camera
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Spirit Near
PIA11780:
Spirit Near "Stapledon" on Sol 1802 (Vertical)
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Navigation Camera
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Spirit Near
PIA11781:
Spirit Near "Stapledon" on Sol 1802 (Stereo)
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Navigation Camera
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Spirit Near
PIA11782:
Spirit Near "Stapledon" on Sol 1802
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Hazcam
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Impediment to Spirit Drive on Sol 1806
PIA11783:
Impediment to Spirit Drive on Sol 1806
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Navigation Camera
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Very Dusty Solar Panel on Spirit, Sol 1811
PIA11798:
Very Dusty Solar Panel on Spirit, Sol 1811
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Navigation Camera
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Spirit Solar Panel on Sol 1813, Still Very Dusty
PIA11799:
Spirit Solar Panel on Sol 1813, Still Very Dusty
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images assembled into this stereo, 120-degree view southward after a short drive on February 3, 2009. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11803:
Spirit Beside 'Home Plate,' Sol 1809 (Stereo)
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Navigation Camera
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Spirit Beside 'Home Plate,' Sol 1809
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Spirit Beside 'Home Plate,' Sol 1809
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Hazcam
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Spirit Begins Drive Around Home Plate
PIA11823:
Spirit Begins Drive Around Home Plate
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took the images combined to make this stereo view on March 21, 2009. West is at the center, where a dust devil is visible in the distance. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11960:
Dust Devil in Spirit's View Ahead on Sol 1854 (Stereo)
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Dust Devil in Spirit's View Ahead on Sol 1854
PIA11961:
Dust Devil in Spirit's View Ahead on Sol 1854
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took these images that have been combined into this stereo, 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings on March 23, 2009. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11962:
New Record Five-Wheel Drive, Spirit's Sol 1856 (Stereo)
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Navigation Camera
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New Record Five-Wheel Drive, Spirit's Sol 1856
PIA11963:
New Record Five-Wheel Drive, Spirit's Sol 1856
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Hazcam
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Bright Soil Churned by Spirit's Sol 1861 Drive
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Bright Soil Churned by Spirit's Sol 1861 Drive
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this stereo, 180-degree view of the rover's surroundings on Feb. 17, 2009. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11971:
Spirit's View Beside 'Home Plate' on Sol 1823 (Stereo)
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Spirit's View Beside 'Home Plate' on Sol 1823
PIA11972:
Spirit's View Beside 'Home Plate' on Sol 1823
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its navigation camera to take the images that have been combined into this stereo, full-circle view of the rover's surroundings on March 10, 2009. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA11973:
Time for a Change; Spirit's View on Sol 1843 (Stereo)
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Time for a Change; Spirit's View on Sol 1843
PIA11974:
Time for a Change; Spirit's View on Sol 1843
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Time for a Change; Spirit's View on Sol 1843 (Polar)
PIA11975:
Time for a Change; Spirit's View on Sol 1843 (Polar)
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Time for a Change; Spirit's View on Sol 1843 (Vertical)
PIA11976:
Time for a Change; Spirit's View on Sol 1843 (Vertical)
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity combined images into this stereo, 360-degree view on March 28-30, 2009. In this view, the western edge of Home Plate is on the portion of the horizon farthest to the left. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA11977:
View Ahead After Spirit's Sol 1861 Drive (Stereo)
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Navigation Camera
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View Ahead After Spirit's Sol 1861 Drive
PIA11978:
View Ahead After Spirit's Sol 1861 Drive
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Hazcam
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After a Spirit Drive West of 'Home Plate'
PIA11990:
After a Spirit Drive West of 'Home Plate'
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Navigation Camera
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit used its navigation camera to capture this view of the terrain toward the southeast from the location Spirit reached on the 1,871st Martian day, or sol, of the rover's mission on Mars (April 8, 2009).
PIA11996:
'Von Braun' Mound in Spirit's Drive Direction
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Spirit Slipping in Soft Ground, Sol 1889
PIA12002:
Spirit Slipping in Soft Ground, Sol 1889
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Hazcam
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Spirit's Wheels Digging into Soft Ground, Sol 1899
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Spirit's Wheels Digging into Soft Ground, Sol 1899
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Microscopic Imager
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This panorama of images from the Spirit rover, taken on Sol 1925 (June 2, 
2009), is helping engineers assess the rover's current state and plan her 
extraction from the soft soil in the region now called
PIA12102:
Spirit Photographs Her Underbelly, SOL 1925
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Panoramic Camera
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The soft soil exposed when wheels of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit dug into a patch of ground dubbed
PIA12078:
Variations in Soft Soil of 'Troy' (False Color)
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Rover team members Kim Lichtenberg (left) and Mike Seibert fill a mixer with powdered clay and diatomaceous earth, a combination found to offer physical properties similar to the soil where NASA's rover Spirit is embedded on Mars.
PIA12099:
Preparing a Test Mixture
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Rover team members Mike Seibert (left) and Paolo Bellutta add a barrowful of soil mixture to the sloped box where a test rover will be used for assessing possible maneuvers for NASA's rover Spirit to use in escaping from a sandtrap on Mars.
PIA12100:
Filling the Simulated Sandtrap
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While a test rover rolls off a plywood surface into a prepared bed of soft soil, rover team members Colette Lohr (left) and Kim Lichtenberg (center) 
eye the wheels digging into the soil and Paolo Bellutta enters the next 
driving command.
PIA12101:
Test Rover Sinks into Prepared Soil
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With a slope of about 10 degrees and a pointy rock under the test rover's belly, this sandbox setup at NASA's JPL, is ready for engineers to use the test rover to assess possible moves for getting Mars rover Spirit out of a patch of loose Martian soil.
PIA12103:
Test Setup for Effort to Free Spirit
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After commanding five of a test rover's six wheels to drive forward, rover driver Paolo Bellutta (left) measures how much the rover moved sideways, downslope, during the maneuver.
PIA12109:
Assessing Movement of Test Rover
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Mike Seibert and Sharon Laubach, engineers on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, check the exact position of a test rover in preparation for the next test of a possible maneuver for Spirit to use on Mars.
PIA12115:
Preparing for Next Test
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover team members prepare a testing setup for a subsequent experiment after an experiment driving the rover in a crablike motion, with all four corner wheels angled to the right.
PIA12118:
After a Crabwalk Test
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Mars Exploration Rover team members at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., prepare an experiment on July 13, 2009, for assessing how a test rover moves when embedded in loose soil and commanded to drive backward with wheels turned.
PIA12119:
Position Markers in Preparation for Test
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Navigation Camera
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Researchers used the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit to look for dust devils near the rover during the mission's 1,919th Martian day, or sol (May 27, 2009).
PIA12120:
Huge Dust Devil Northwest of Spirit, Sol 1919
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Panoramic Camera
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While the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit was taking exposures with different color filters on May 27, 2009), dust devils moved across the field of view.
PIA12121:
Colorful Effect from Sequential Shots of Moving Dust Devils
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Navigation Camera
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The navigation camera on NASA's Spirit caught this stereo view of a dust devil during the on May 21, 2009. The view is to the west from Spirit's position at the 'Troy' location where Spirit had become embedded a few weeks earlier. 3D glasses are needed.
PIA12122:
Dust Devil West of Spirit, Sol 1913 (Stereo)
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Navigation Camera
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This scene combines three frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the 1,866th Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's mission on Mars (April 3, 2009). It spans 120 degrees, with south at the center.
PIA12136:
Spirit's Look Ahead After Sol 1866 Drive
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Navigation Camera
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This stereo scene combines frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the 1,866th Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's mission on Mars (April 3, 2009). You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA12137:
Spirit's Look Ahead After Sol 1866 Drive (Stereo)
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Navigation Camera
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This scene combines three frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the 1,869th Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's mission on Mars (April 6, 2009). It spans 120 degrees, with south at the center.
PIA12138:
Spirit's Look Ahead on Sol 1869
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Navigation Camera
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This stereo scene combines frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the 1,869th Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's mission on Mars (April 6, 2009). You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA12139:
Spirit's Look Ahead on Sol 1869 (Stereo)
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Navigation Camera
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This scene combines five frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the 1,871st Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's mission on Mars (April 8, 2009). It spans 180 degrees, with east on the left, south at the center
PIA12140:
Spirit Close to "Troy," Sol 1871
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Navigation Camera
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This stereo scene combines frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the 1,871st Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's mission on Mars (April 8, 2009). You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA12141:
Spirit Close to "Troy," Sol 1871 (Stereo)
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Navigation Camera
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This scene combines seven frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the 1,891st Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's mission on Mars (April 28, 2009).
PIA12142:
Spirit's View from "Troy"
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Navigation Camera
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This stereo scene combines frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the 1,891st Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's mission on Mars (April 28, 2009). You will need 3-D glasses to view this image.
PIA12143:
Spirit's View from "Troy" (Stereo)
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Rover team members Kim Lichtenberg and Joseph Carsten watch motions of a test rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., as the rover carries out commands for driving forward with an arc toward the right.
PIA12144:
Observing a Rover Pivot Test
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In this view from behind a test rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., the rear wheels of the rover are turned toward the left, and the left-front wheel is turned toward the the right.
PIA12145:
Preparing for Rover Pivot Test
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Mars Exploration Rover team members on July 21, 2009, tested how altering the order in which individual wheels turn for steering affects how those turns dig the wheels deeper into soft soil. From left: Alfonso Herrera, Vandana Verma, Bruce Banerdt.
PIA12150:
Testing Sequences of Wheel Turns
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Rover team members at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., on July 24, 2009, discuss the next step in preparing for a new phase in testing of possible moves for getting NASA's Mars rover Spirit out of a sandtrap on Mars.
PIA12156:
Sandbox Tracks from Rover Testing
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover team members continued longer-duration test runs this week, driving the test rover forward and uphill in a crab-like position. These long-duration drives will continue through the end of next week.
PIA12159:
Uphill Climb
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A test setup at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory enables experiments with maneuvers being considered for use by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit to get Spirit out of soft soil where it has become embedded.
PIA12171:
Laying the Groundwork for a Rover Test
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Testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in August 2009 is assessing possible maneuvers that the Mars rover Spirit might use for escaping from a patch of soft soil where it is embedded at a Martian site called 'Troy.'
PIA12183:
Second Test Rover Added for 'Free Spirit' Tests
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Microscopic Imager
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This stereo view combines a pair of images taken by the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during the 1,925th Martian day (sol) of Spirit's mission on Mars (June 2, 2009). 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12180:
Spirit's View of Own Underbelly, (Sol 1925 Stereo)
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Microscopic Imager
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This stereo view combines a pair of images taken two months apart by the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA12181:
Spirit's View of Own Underbelly, (Stereo from Two Sols)
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Microscopic Imager
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This mosaic image was taken with the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit to get a look underneath the rover.
PIA12182:
Spirit's View of Own Underbelly, Sol 1990
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Panoramic Camera
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This full-circle, false color view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the terrain surrounding the location called 'Troy,' where Spirit became embedded in soft soil during the spring of 2009.
PIA12201:
'Calypso' Panorama of Spirit's View from 'Troy' (False Color)
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Panoramic Camera
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This full-circle view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the terrain surrounding the location called 'Troy,' where Spirit became embedded in soft soil during the spring of 2009. 3D glasses are necessary.
PIA12202:
'Calypso' Panorama of Spirit's View from 'Troy' (Stereo)
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Panoramic Camera
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This full-circle,stereo view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit shows the terrain surrounding the location called 'Troy,' where Spirit became embedded in soft soil during the spring of 2009.
PIA12203:
'Calypso' Panorama of Spirit's View from 'Troy'
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Tests of possible maneuvers for use by NASA's rover Spirit on Mars include use of this lightweight test rover at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA12204:
Checking Tilt of Lightweight Test Rover
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The total distance driven on Mars by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover, 34.36 kilometers by early December 2011, is approaching the record total for off-Earth driving, held by the robotic Lunokhod 2 rover operated on Earth's moon by the Soviet Union in 1973.
PIA14860:
Off-Earth Driving Champs (in Kilometers)
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Hazcam
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit recorded this forward view of its arm and surroundings; bright soil in the left half of the image is loose, fluffy material churned by the rover's left-front wheel as Spirit.
PIA12312:
Spirit's Robotic Stretch on Sol 2052
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A screen shot from software used by the Mars Exploration Rover team for assessing movements by Spirit and Opportunity illustrates the degree to which Spirit's wheels have become embedded in soft material at the location called 'Troy.'
PIA12337:
Computer Reconstruction of Spirit's Predicament
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