Left-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA12129
Right-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA12129
NASA\'s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera to take the images combined into this stereo, 360-degree view of the rover\'s surroundings on the 1,912th Martian day, or sol, of its surface mission (June 10, 2009). The view appears three-dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left.
Opportunity had driven 72.3 meters southward (237 feet) that sol. Engineers drove the rover backward as a strategy to counteract an increase in the amount of current drawn by the drive motor of the right-front wheel.
North is at the top of the image; south at the bottom. Opportunity\'s position on Sol 1912 was about 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) south-southwest of Victoria Crater. For scale, the distance between the parallel wheel tracks is about 1 meter (about 40 inches).
This panorama combines right-eye and left-eye views presented as cylindrical-perspective projections with geometric seam correction.