This image shows NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it drove north away from the lander and towards the eastern edge of the rock outcropping near its landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars in 2004.

This animation shows the rear view from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it drives north away from the lander and towards the eastern edge of the rock outcropping near its landing site at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The movie strings together images taken over the past six martian days, or sols, of its journey, beginning with a 1 meter (3 feet) stroll away from the lander on sol 7. On the 12th sol, Opportunity drove another 3 1/2 meters (11 feet), and then, one sol later, another 1 1/2 meters (5 feet). On its way, the rover twisted and turned in a test of its driving capabilities. This movie is made-up of fish-eye images taken by the rover's rear hazard-identification camera.

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