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October 25, 2006—In anticipation of its thousandth day on Mars, the rover Spirit captured this, its most detailed image yet. The vista, nicknamed the "McMurdo Panorama," comes from Spirit's camera and shows the rugged terrain of the robot's current location on Mars.

Spirit arrived in Mar's Gusev Crater on January 3, 2004. Since Martian days are slightly longer than Earth days—lasting 24 hours, 39 minutes, 35 seconds—Spirit has been on Mars about 1,026 days in Earth time.

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