Updated – Mars Spirit and Opportunity Sol 65 and Sol 46

 

Spirit rover brushed off dust in semi-circle, taken by Right Panoramic Camera Non-linearized Sub-frame EDR acquired on Sol 65 of Spirit's mission to Gusev Crater at approximately 11:43:43 Mars local solar time, camera commandedto use Filter 1 (719 nm).
Spirit rover brushed off dust in semi-circle, taken by Right Panoramic Camera Non-linearized Sub-frame EDR acquired on Sol 65 of Spirit's mission to Gusev Crater at approximately 11:43:43 Mars local solar time, camera commandedto use Filter 1 (719 nm).
Left photo: Reversed 180 degrees from images posted at NASA website in right photo. Taken by Spirit rover Microscopic Imager Non-linearized full frame EDR acquired on Sol 65 of Spirit's mission in Gusev Crater at approximately at approximately 11:21:10 Mars local solar time. Images credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS. To see original images, go to sol 65: http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/spirit.html
Left photo: Reversed 180 degrees from images posted at NASA website in right photo. Taken by Spirit rover Microscopic Imager Non-linearized full frame EDR acquired on Sol 65 of Spirit's mission in Gusev Crater at approximately at approximately 11:21:10 Mars local solar time. Images credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/USGS. To see original images, go to sol 65: http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/spirit.html
  Mossbauer Spectrometer target ring on each of the Spirit and Opportunity rover's instrument arms. Image source: NASA/JPL/Cornell.
Mossbauer Spectrometer target ring on each of the Spirit and Opportunity rover's instrument arms. Image source: NASA/JPL/Cornell.

March 11, 2004  Pasadena, California - As raw images from the rovers continue to be posted at the NASA/JPL website without explanation, some are provocative. It is now clear that the Sol 65 Microscopic Imager photographs of the circular object with the shadow cast downward is an optical illusion caused by the images being placed upside down at the NASA/JPL website.  

 

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