Color View of Spirit at ‘Home Plate’
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Color View of Spirit at ‘Home Plate’
PSP_005456_1650  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites


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This image shows the feature dubbed “Home Plate” in Gusev Crater, the site of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's investigation of the surface.

Spirit is visible inside the perimeter of the bright “Home Plate” feature, near the 5:30 position. This color image was created using only the blue-green and red HiRISE channels, so the “B” in this RGB product was synthesized using data from the two available channels. Written by: Ken Herkenhoff   (27 November 2007)

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Acquisition date:25 September 2007 Local Mars time:14:19
Latitude (centered):-14.638° Longitude (East):175.527°
Range to target site:269.4 km (168.4 miles)Original image scale range:26.9 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~81 cm across are resolved
Map projected scale:25 cm/pixel and North is upMap projection:Equirectangular
Emission angle:12.3° Phase angle:21.4°
Solar incidence angle:34°, with the Sun about 56° above the horizon Solar longitude:320.0°, Northern Winter

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