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Opportunity's Surroundings on Sol 3071, Stereo View
Opportunity's Surroundings on Sol 3071, Stereo View
This full-circle, stereo panorama shows the terrain around the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the 3,071st Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (Sept. 13, 2012). It was assembled from images taken by the rover's navigation camera. The view appears in three dimensions when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left.

South is at the center. North is on both ends.

Opportunity had driven about 34 feet (10.3 meters) the preceding sol to reach this location, which is on part of a relatively flat, light-toned outcrop called "Whitewater Lake." A darker, adjacent outcrop, called "Kirkwood," lies just east of the rover's location and cuts a band through the middle of this view.

The basin of Endeavour Crater is in the left half of the image. Opportunity has been working on the western rim of Endeavour since mid-2011.

The stereo panorama is presented as a cylindrical-perspective projection.

Release Date: 12/19/12
Image Credit: Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


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