NASA Releases Stunning Panoramic Image of Mars from Opporunity’s Fifth Martian Winter [High Definition]

This full-circle scene combines 817 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) 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.

Click the Image to view Full Size and Download the High Resolution version from the link below.

Panoramic Image of Mars

Panoramic Image of Mars

[Full Resolution TIFF | 34.74MB | 5788 x 2000 pixels]

Subscribe
Enter your E-mail address to get Articles delivered to your Inbox. NO Spamming.

Facebook Comments

Comments

  1. says

    Hello Anoop,

    Thanks a lot for sharing NASA’s images of Mars. They look so real and convince us in believing that there is life beyond earth. Pancam is a real marvel and can really help us click the most impossible. An awesome post.

    Regards,
    Amit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


1 + four =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>