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'Greeley Panorama' from Opportunity's Fifth Martian Winter (False Color) | by Lunar and Planetary Institute
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'Greeley Panorama' from Opportunity's Fifth Martian Winter (False Color)

This full-circle scene combines 817 images taken by the panoramic camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. It shows the terrain that surrounded the rover while it was stationary for four months of work during its most recent Martian winter.Opportunity's Pancam took the component images between the 2,811th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's Mars surface mission (Dec. 21, 2011) and Sol 2,947 (May 8, 2012). Opportunity spent those months on a northward sloped outcrop, "Greeley Haven," which angled the rover's solar panels toward the sun low in the northern sky during southern hemisphere winter. The outcrop's informal name is a tribute to Ronald Greeley (1939-2011), who was a member of the mission team and who taught generations of planetary scientists at Arizona State University, Tempe. The site is near the northern tip of the "Cape York" segment of the western rim of Endeavour Crater.


North is at the center of the image. South is at both ends.

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Taken circa 2012