Martian 'Freedom 7' Crater 50 Years After Freedom 7 Flight (Stereo)
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity took this stereo view of a crater informally named 'Freedom 7' shortly before the 50th anniversary of the first American in space: astronaut Alan Shepard's flight in the Freedom 7 spacecraft. You need 3-D glasses.
This image maps out the travels of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, from is landing site at Eagle Crater to the rim of Victoria Crater about six miles (9.7 kilometers) away in September of 2006.
Surveying the Scene Above Opportunity (Simulation)
This animation shows a hypothetical flyover above Victoria Crater, where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is perched on a rim. The rover is expected to begin rolling down into the crater in early July 2007.
This view from the microscopic imager on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows a type of light-colored, rough-textured spherules scientists call 'popcorn' in contrast to the darker, smoother spherules called 'blueberries.'