Spirit Total Traverse Map
The yellow line on this map illustrates the total path traveled by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit during its mission. Spirit landed at the starting point at Gusev Crater on Jan. 3, 2004, and has since traveled about 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) to reach "West Spur" at the "Columbia Hills." Also seen on the map are "Bonneville" and "Missoula" craters. The blue dotted line illustrates the energy-efficient path planned for Spirit to reach intriguing rock outcrops atop "West Spur."
The map was created using data from the camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor orbiter.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS/ASU/New Mexico Museum of Natural History
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