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Husband Hill Summit

Image date: 5 December 2005
Image courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell
The panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit took the hundreds of images combined into this 360-degree view, the Husband Hill Summit panorama on Spirit's sols 583 to 586 (August 24 to 27, 2005), shortly after the rover reached the crest of Husband Hill inside Mars' Gusev Crater.

The image is an approximately true-color rendering using the 750-nanometer, 530-nanometer and 480-nanometer filters for the surface, and the 600-nanometer and 480-nanometer filters for the rover deck.

This panorama provided the team's first view of the Inner Basin region, including the enigmatic Home Plate feature seen from orbital data. After investigating the summit area, Spirit drove downhill to get to the Inner Basin region. Spirit arrived at the summit from the west, along the direction of the rover tracks seen in the middle right of the panorama. The peaks of McCool Hill and Ramon Hill can be seen on the horizon near the center of the panorama.