NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity combined images into this full-circle view of the rover's surroundings. Tracks from the rover's drive recede northward across dark-toned sand ripples in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars. You need 3D glasses.
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Opportunity's View on Sols 1803 and 1804 (Stereo)

Left-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA11812
Left-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA11812
Right-eye view of a stereo pair for PIA11812
Right-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA11812

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera to take the images combined into this stereo, full-circle view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,803rd and 1,804th Martian days, or sols, of Opportunity's surface mission (Feb. 18 and 19, 2009). South is at the center; north at both ends.

This view combines images from the left-eye and right-eye sides of the navigation camera. It appears three-dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left.

The rover had driven 55 meters on Sol 1803 before beginning to take the frames in this view. Tracks from that drive recede northward. For scale, the distance between the parallel wheel tracks is about 1 meter (about 40 inches).

The terrain in this portion of Mars' Meridiani Planum region includes dark-toned sand ripples and lighter-toned bedrock.

This view is presented as a cylindrical-perspective projection with geometric seam correction.

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Image details

ID#:
PIA11812

Date added:
2009-03-03

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Opportunity

Instruments:
Navigation Camera

Size:
7753 x 2149 pixels (width x height)

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4,015

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA11812.tif (49.98 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA11812.jpg (1.16 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech