Thanks need to go to Michael Howard for developing the wonderful Midnight Mars Browser and Michael Theusner for his anti-vignetting software both of which help to generate the images seen here. Thanks also to Doug Ellison and all the folk at unmannedspaceflight.com for sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm about this adventure on Mars. The biggest thank you however must go to Steve Squyres and the whole MER team for making the whole thing possible in the first place and keeping the rovers going for much longer than anyone dare imagine.
The release of the raw images from the rovers in near real time was a decision made by Jim Bell, Steve Squyres and the MER team, it was not NASA policy. This transformed the rovers explorations into something that anyone with a web connection can join in with on a day to day basis. I cannot even begin to express the thanks needed to have been able to do that! I hope that the images here, those done by others, and all the other wonderful things people have done with this imagery (route maps, movies, etc.) shows what a great decision releasing the raw images was and in some small way, helps to ensure that the same is done with the next generation rover (MSL and Exomars) imagery when they get to Mars...
Enjoy the Pictures,