February 21, 2005
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its panoramic camera to take the images combined into this mosaic view of the rover. The downward-looking view omits the mast on which the camera is mounted. It shows Opportunity's solar panels to be relatively dust-free. The images were taken through the camera's 600-, 530- and 480-nanometer filters during Opportunity's 322nd and 323rd martian days, or sols (Dec. 19 and 20, 2004).
Topics: Environment, Mars Exploration Rover, Mars, Space exploration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleaning event, Spirit rover timeline for 2005 March, Rover, Opportunity rover, Spacecraft