If you could stand on Mars -- what might you see? Scroll right to find out.
The robotic Spirit rover
that rolled around Mars from 2004 to 2009
Mars climbed to the top of a hill in 2005
and took a series of images over three days that were then digitally combined into a 360 degree
Spirit was instructed to take images having the same resolution as a
The full panoramic result can be found by clicking on the
and has a level of detail unparalleled in the history of Martian surface photography.
The panorama was taken from the pinnacle of
Husband Hill and has been dubbed the
in honor of the
view from the tallest mountain on Earth.
Gusev Crater are rocks,
rusting sand, a
nearby peaks, faraway peaks, and sand drifts.
In the distance, fast moving
dust devils can be seen as slight apparitions of red,
green, or blue, the colors of filters used to build up
this natural color vista.
Mars Exploration Rover Mission,