Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Spirit marks 1,000th sol (days on Mars)

This 360-degree view, called the "McMurdo" panorama, comes from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.

Oct. 26, 2006, marks Spirit's 1,000th sol of what was planned as a 90-sol mission. (A sol is a Martian day, which lasts 24 hours, 39 minutes, 35 seconds).

Read more about Spirit's mission and the photograph linked here.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

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