Opportunity's Path, Landing to Sol 562
September 7, 2005
In its first 562 martian days, or sols, after landing in Mars' Meridiani Planum region, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity drove a total of 5.74 kilometers (3.57 miles). At that time, Aug. 23, 2005, the rover was nearing "Erebus" Crater, a landmark and target of interest on the route toward a possible destination of the larger "Victoria" Crater farther south. This traverse map is overlaid on a mosaic of images from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey orbiters and from Opportunity's descent camera. The scale bar at lower left is 1.4 kilometers (0.87 mile) long.
Topics: Environment, Meridiani Planum, Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle, Victoria, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Erebus, Endurance, Cape Verde, Opportunity rover, Mars Exploration Rover, Mars