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Sunday, August 28, 2005



NASA to Release Full Panorama of View from Husband Hill

Artist's conception of one of the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Artist's conception of one of the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Credit: NASA/JPL/Daniel Maas
We've received a tip from member Marsman that NASA is planning on releasing a panorama taken by Spirit from the summit of Husband Hill, one of the hills named after the lost Columbia astronauts. Spirit climbed the hill over a period of months, exploring along the way. The view is sure to be spectacular, and the first of its kind. Previously all views of Mars have been from orbit or from very close to the ground. This bird's-eye view will be truly remarkable, and is more like what a human geologist would do when trying to assess nearby terrain. The fact that Spirit made it to the top at all testifies to the remarkable ingenuity of the Mars Exploration Rover team and the advancement of remote technology.

- posted by Brian @ 15:41 EST