- Mar 26, 2010
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|Motherboard||MSI B150M Bazooka D3|
|Cooling||Stock ( Lapped )|
|Memory||16 Gb Team Xtreem DDR3|
|Video Card(s)||Nvidia GTX460|
|Storage||Seagate 1 TB, 5oo Gb and SSD A-Data 128 Gb|
|Display(s)||LG 19 inch LCD Wide Screen|
|Case||HP dx6120 MT|
|Power Supply||Be Quiet 600 Watt|
|Software||Windows 7 64-bit|
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has confronted a martian version of "things being not quite what they seem," though on a much smaller scale. From Spirit's distant landing site out on the plains of Gusev Crater, the highest peak in the "Columbia Hills" appeared to be "Husband Hill."
After making a trek to the "Columbia Hills," Spirit has been traversing and studying slopes, rocks, and sand deposits there for more than a year. New measurements from Spirit show that "McCool Hill" is about 85 feet (26 meters) taller than its neighbor, "Husband Hill." And, indeed, digital maps created from orbital images tell a similar story. At first, "McCool Hill," partly blocked from view, appeared smaller.