NASA's 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. This is a cylindric projection.
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Opportunity's View After 72-Meter Drive, Sol 1912

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera to take the images combined into this 360-degree view of the rover's surroundings on the 1,912th Martian day, or sol, of its surface mission (June 10, 2009).

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

Image details

ID#:
PIA12130

Date added:
2009-07-15

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Opportunity

Instruments:
Navigation Camera

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA12130.tif (13.24 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA12130.jpg (1.04 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech