Spirit Mars Rover in 'McMurdo' Panorama
This 360-degree view, called the "McMurdo" panorama, comes from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit.
Spirit and Opportunity:
The Mars Exploration Rovers act as robot geologists while they are on the surface of Mars.
Twin Mars Exploration Rovers
Spirit and Opportunity: Rover PartsThe rover has a:
|a body:||a structure that protects the rovers' "vital organs"|
|brains:||computers to process information|
|temperature controls:||internal heaters, a layer of insulation, and more|
|a "neck and head":||a mast for the cameras to give the rovers a human-scale view|
|eyes and other "senses":||cameras and instruments that give the rovers information about their environment|
|arm:||a way to extend its reach|
|wheels and "legs":||parts for mobility|
|energy:||batteries and solar panels|
|communications:||antennas for "speaking" and "listening"|