Opportunity on Mars

Opportunity
Opportunity Panoramic View on Sol 2,363
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

From NASA’s release announcement:

This mosaic of images from the navigation camera on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows surroundings of the rover’s location following an 81-meter (266-foot) drive during the 2,363rd Martian day, or sol, of Opportunity’s mission on Mars (Sept. 16, 2010).

The camera took the component images for this 360-degree panorama during sols 2363 to 2365. The terrain includes light-toned bedrock and darker ripples of wind-blown sand. For scale, the distance between the parallel wheel tracks in the right half of the image is about 1 meter (about 40 inches).

This view is presented as a cylindrical projection.

Opportunity is now half way on its trek from Victoria Crater (0.8 kilometers wide) to Endeavour Crater (22 kilometers in diameter), about 19 kilometers away. Opportunity resumed its journey toward Endeavour Crater after imaging an iron meteorite on the Martian surface.

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