Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Opportunity Rover Track Mosaic

Credit: NASA / JPL / Cornell / panorama by Errol Coder
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Using the Pancam aboard the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, the science team took an 11 image sequence showing the path Oppy traveled from when it was on the edge of the Endeavor crater. As you can see it did not move in a straight line changing its position as if doing donuts in the martian surface as it investigates different locations and objects of interest. As of Sol 2932, Opportunity is still stationary conducting numerous panorama, including the above, and checking out nearby rocks with its Microscopic Imager.

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