Saturday, April 22, 2006

Opportunity's Drive South

My Flickr movie of Opportunity's drive south toward Victoria has been updated up to Sol 796 (the sol before yestersol).

Here's a view of sunset on Sol 795, against a backrgound taken earlier in the day:


Thursday, April 13, 2006

Spirit at "Low Ridge Haven"


I've updated the brightness-adjustment metadata for several recent sols.

Spirit has arrived at "Low Ridge Haven," where she will probably now spend the winter in order to keep her solar panels tilted toward the sun.

I hope she still moves around a bit during this time, if only because MMB panoramas are organized by location, and staying for too long in one place could cause problems I'll need to address in the software. But there seem to be several tasty science targets around here, so perhaps there are some attainable short-range goals for the rover to keep her moving, if only slightly.