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NASA Mars Global Surveyor Image of Spirit and Spirit Self Portrait

By SpaceRef Editor
January 23, 2004
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The image on the left is a computer-generated model of Spirit’s lander at Gusev Crater as engineers and scientists would have expected to see it from a perfect overhead view. The background is a reprojected image taken by the Spirit panoramic camera on Sol 19 (Jan. 21-22, 2004). The picture on the right is an actual image of the lander on Mars taken Jan. 19, 2004, by the camera on board Mars Global Surveyor. The tops of both images face north.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

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