February 2, 2005
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity was on its way from "Endurance Crater" toward the spacecraft's jettisoned heat shield when the navigation camera took the images combined into this 360-degree panorama. Opportunity drove 60 meters (197 feet) on its 321st martian day, or sol (Dec. 18, 2004). These images were taken later that sol and on the following sol. The rover had spent 181 sols inside the crater. This view is presented in a cylindrical projection without seam correction.
Topics: Environment, Mars Exploration Rover, Mars, Space exploration, Opportunity rover timeline for 2005 April, Timekeeping on Mars, Endurance, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 April, Rover, Opportunity rover, Victoria