NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera (Navcam) to record this image of the northern end of 'Solander Point,' a raised section of the western rim of Endeavour Crater.
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Northern Tip of 'Solander Point' on Endeavour Crater Rim

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera (Navcam) to record this image of the northern end of "Solander Point," a raised section of the western rim of Endeavour Crater.

The rover team is using Opportunity to study outcrops around the edge of Solander Point and plans to drive the rover onto Solander Point to continue mobile operations through the upcoming Martian southern hemisphere winter.

This view was taken during the mission's 3,391st Martian day, or sol (Aug. 8, 2013). It is centered toward west-northwest, looking across the northern tip of Solander Point.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Mars Exploration Rover Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

For more information about Opportunity, visit http://www.nasa.gov/rovers and http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov.

Image details

ID#:
PIA17088

Date added:
2013-08-14

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Opportunity

Instruments:
Navigation Camera

Size:
1024 x 1024 pixels (width x height)

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech