Saturday, December 22, 2012

Copper Cliff by Opportunity

This 180-degree mosaic of images from the navigation camera on the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows terrain near the rover during the 3,153rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (December 6, 2012). West is at the center, south at the left edge, north at the right edge.

Opportunity had driven about 7 feet (2.2 meters) westward earlier on Sol 3153 to get close to the outcrop called "Copper Cliff," which is in the center of this scene. The location is on the east-central portion of "Matijevic Hill" on the "Cape York" segment of the western rim of Endeavour Crater.

The view is presented as a cylindrical projection.

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Note: For the anaglyph image, see PIA16561: Opportunity at 'Copper Cliff,' Sol 3153.

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