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.
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Spirit Beside 'Home Plate,' Sol 1809 (Stereo)

Left-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA11803
Left-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA11803
Right-eye view of a stereo pair for  PIA11803
Right-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA11803

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 during the 1,809th Martian day, or sol, of Spirit's mission on the surface of Mars (February 3, 2009).

By combining images from the left-eye and right-eye sides of the navigation camera, the view appears three-dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left.

Spirit had driven about 2.6 meters (8.5 feet) that sol, continuing a clockwise route around a low plateau called "Home Plate." In this image, the rocks visible above the rovers' solar panels are on the slope at the northern edge of Home Plate.

This view is presented as a cylindrical-perspective projection with geometric seam correction.

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Image details

ID#:
PIA11803

Date added:
2009-02-17

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Spirit

Instruments:
Navigation Camera

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA11803.tif (10.05 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA11803.jpg (0.43 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech