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Opportunity's Surroundings on Sol 1687 (Stereo)
12.29.08
 
Opportunity's Surroundings on Sol 1687 (Stereo) + View Larger Image

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera to take the images combined into this stereo, 360-degree view of the rover's surroundings on the 1,687th Martian day, or sol, of its surface mission (Oct. 22, 2008). The view appears three-dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses.

Opportunity had driven 133 meters (436 feet) that sol, crossing sand ripples up to about 10 centimeters (4 inches) tall. The tracks visible in the foreground are in the east-northeast direction.

Opportunity's position on Sol 1687 was about 300 meters southwest of Victoria Crater. The rover was beginning a long trek toward a much larger crater, Endeavour, about 12 kilometers (7 miles) to the southeast.

This panorama combines right-eye and left-eye views presented as cylindrical-perspective projections with geometric seam correction.

Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech