Mars rover Spirit gets a panoramic view

Slashdot notes The View from the Top of Husband Hill. chriscrick writes “After 14 months of climbing, the Mars rover Spirit has reached the summit of Husband Hill, 269 feet above the edge of the Martian plain. The panoramic view from the top is spectacular. According to lead scientist Steve Squyres, ‘What field geologists typically do – and Spirit is a robotic field geologist – is you climb to the top of the nearest hill and take a look around so you get the lay of the land and figure out where you want to go.'”

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