Opportunity Traverse Map, 'Eagle' to 'Victoria' (No Labels)
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity reached the rim of "Victoria Crater" on Sept. 27, 2006, during the 951st Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work in the Meridian Planum region of Mars. Opportunity drove 9.28 kilometers (5.77 miles) in the explorations that took it from "Eagle Crater," where it landed in January 2004, eastward to "Endurance Crater," which it investigated for about half of 2004, then southward to Victoria.
This map of Opportunity's trek so far is overlaid onto images taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. Victoria is about 800 meters (one-half mile) in diameter, or about five times wider than Endurance and 40 times wider than Eagle. The scale bar at lower right shows the length of 800 meters (0.50 mile). North is up.
The following gives the Earth date for the sol number on the image at right: Sol 58 was Mar. 24, 2004
Sol 315 was Dec. 12, 2004
Sol 446 was Apr. 26, 2005
Sol 654 was Nov. 25, 2005
Sol 833 was May 28, 2006
Sol 898 was Aug. 3, 2006
Sol 952 was Sept. 28, 2006
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS/Ohio State University
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