NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured this view of a portion of Endeavour crater's rim after a drive on Aug. 4, 2011 to reach 'Spirit Point,' the chosen arrival site.
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Opportunity's View Approaching Rim of Endeavour

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its panoramic camera (Pancam) to capture this view of a portion of Endeavour crater's rim after a drive during the rover's 2,676th Martian day, or sol, of working on Mars (Aug. 4, 2011). The drive covered 396 feet (120.7 meters) and put the rover with about that much distance to go before reaching the chosen arrival site at the rim, called "Spirit Point."

Endeavour crater has been the rover team's destination for Opportunity since the rover finished exploring Victoria crater in August 2008. Endeavour, with a diameter of about 14 miles (22 kilometers), offers access to older geological deposits than any Opportunity has seen before.

This view looks toward a portion of the rim south of Spirit Point, including terrain that Opportunity may explore in the future.

Image details

ID#:
PIA14506

Date added:
2011-08-08

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Opportunity

Instruments:
Panoramic Camera

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/ASU