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Tennessee Valley
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A composite stitch of 18 separate shots, taken from the Mars Spirit Rover. The stitch work was patchy at best so I have tried to fix it as best I can. The breathtaking view here is toward the north, looking down into the drifts and outcrops of the "Tennessee Valley," a region that Spirit was not able to visit during its climb to the top of the hill.

Credit: NASA/ESA.


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10/07/05 1:28 PM GMT
Wonderful image!! Great clarity!!! 78/10!!!!
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10/07/05 4:12 PM GMT
The stitching looks good to me, Phil...fascinating landscape...well done.:Pat.
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10/08/05 3:03 AM GMT
Good job with all the work you did for us Phil! Thank you one more time..I truly enjoy :~)
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~ Mimi~
10/08/05 2:23 PM GMT
I agree with you. It's breathtaking. I see absolutely no sign of seems. I also really like the colors here. Just other than wordly enough and contrasted enough to show every detail. Nice work. ;)
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10/14/05 12:58 AM GMT
Amazing photos from the rover. I find the name a little unnerving, who knows, maybe this is what my home will look like in a couple thousand years.
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10/31/05 8:53 AM GMT
It is an amazing image. What struck me is how similar it looks to some of Earths deserts. The clarity is just wonderful.
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05/02/06 6:36 PM GMT
It just makes it seem so odd that there, there is no breathable air and the climate is quite cold. It just seems so normal and natural. Great shot.
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10/22/07 4:52 AM GMT
It's an awesome image, but why is this area called "the Tennessee Valley?"
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10/22/07 3:47 PM GMT
General landscape names on Mars are usually unofficial nicknames as this NASA press release explains to a degree:

‘Less than two weeks after Spirit landed on Mars, rover engineers and scientists were already planning Spirit's itinerary on the surface. "Go To That Crater And Turn Right" etc. Needless to say, generically referring to features as "that crater," "this rock," or "these hills" could quickly become confusing.’

Often they are given transitory names by the scientists reviewing the data at the time but will inevitably be given formal names at some later date. Nothing more technical than that :-)
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07/14/10 12:49 AM GMT
Billions and billions of dollars, hundreds of thousands of work hours and a snap shot that looks like any tuppeny-happeny desert valley somewhere on earth.

It is without doubt a magnificent achievement, the like of which Pyrrhus would be proud.
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03/25/12 12:14 AM GMT
Thanks for your wonderful work. Beautiful.
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