October 25, 2006In 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 dayslasting 24
hours, 39 minutes, 35 secondsSpirit has
been on Mars about 1,026 days in Earth time.