Monday, June 10, 2013

Spirit - 10 years from the launch

This 360-degree view, called the "McMurdo" panorama, comes from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. Spirit was launched on June 10, 2003. The last communication of Spirit with Earth was sent on March 22, 2010.

And then there was Pavonis Mons, an enormous dream mountain, as if the world were a print by Hokusai.

Kim Stanley Robinson [Red Mars, 1993]

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