The Path into "Endurance"
This image from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity panoramic camera shows the rover's 6-to-7-meter (20-to-23-foot) drive path into the crater called "Endurance," starting near the target called "Karatepe." The yellow line at the top illustrates the first part of the drive, a 1.2-meter (3.9-foot) movement forward just enough to get all six of the rover's wheels into the crater. The rover will then back up the same distance and examine what the wheels did to the rocks. The following day, it will move forward approximately 3.2 meters (10.5 feet). The drive began on sol 133 (June 8, 2004).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
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