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McCool Hill on Mars

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McCool Hill on Mars

You can make it.

Winter is rapidly advancing on the southern hemisphere on
and the lack of sunlight could be dangerous unless you find a good place to

There it is ahead: McCool Hill.

As the
robotic Spirit rover
rolling across Mars, you are told that this will be a good place to spend the
Martian winter.

On the north slope of
McCool Hill,
you can tilt your
solar panels
toward the Sun enough to generate the power you need to keep running through the winter.

Between you and McCool Hill is an unusual reddish outcropping of rocks.

Also visible above,
unusual layered rocks lie to your right, while
other scattered rocks appear either
smooth or

Fortunately, there is still some time to explore,
and the landscape before you may hold more clues to the history of
ancient Mars.

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