PIA05300: Track-and-Trench
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Hazcam
Navigation Camera
Product Size: 2000 x 2000 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Full-Res TIFF: PIA05300.tif (1.403 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA05300.jpg (198.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
This image shows the tracks and trench marks made by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity at Meridiani Planum, Mars. The rover can be seen to the lower left of the lander. The trench is visible to the upper left of the rover, which has traveled a total of 35.3 meters (116 feet) since leaving the lander on sol 7 (January 31, 2004). On sol 23 (February 16, 2004), the rover used one of its wheels to dig a trench measuring approximately 10 centimeters (4 inches) deep, 50 centimeters (20 inches) long, and 20 centimeters (8 inches) wide. This vertically projected image was created using a combination of images from the rover's navigation camera and hazard-avoidance cameras.
Image Credit:
JPL/NASA/Cornell

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-17