Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Inner Basin

Originally uploaded by marscat.
Spirit is spending the weekend investigating a rock outcrop and returning this magnificent panorama of the Inner Basin. I've created the brightness-adjustment metadata so this is what you'll see in the Midnight Mars Browser program. There are a bunch of other images on the Flickr page.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Happy Birthsol, Spirit!

Spirit Rover has now survived a complete Martian year (almost two Earth years!) at Gusev Crater on Mars. Congratulations to Spirit and the entire MER team!

Here are some great synthetic images of Spirit on Mars:

Here is the official JPL website feature.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Pictures Site Back Up

I'm going to try posting images to the pictures site again, and keep this site for software updates.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Spirit Sol 651-653

Spirit Sol 651-653

A view of Lower Haskin Ridge from Spirit Sol 651-653. The depression where Spirit is currently parked as of Sol 656 is at center bottom.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Spirit Sol 651 False-Color

Spirit Sol 651

Pancam false-color is being returned from Spirit Sol 651. Meanwhile Spirit has reached Lower Haskin Ridge, completing the first part of her descent from the Husband Hill summit.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Version 1.4.0

Midnight Mars Browser version 1.4.0 has been posted. This version features some performance enhancements, particularly for the Slideshow feature. Also, for the first time I am releasing the program source code under the GNU General Public License. A few people have expressed an interest in seeing the source code for learning purposes; a few people may be interested in actually extending the program. Personally, I'd like to see a Midnight Saturn Browser, and I don't have time to do it myself.

Download the latest version of Midnight Mars Browser

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Opportunity Sol 631: Erebus West


Back on "land". And the tall drifts are beautiful:


Fortunately we don't have to drive over them.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Opportunity Sol 630 - Approaching Erebus West End

Opportunity Sol 630 - Approaching Erebus West End

Approaching Erebus west end. No obvious signs of dust storms to be seen.

Anaglyph version

Spirit Sol 649-650: Leaving Kansas

Spirit Sol 649

Spirit has finished up with "Kansas" and is continuing downhill.