PIA11842: Opportunity's Surroundings After Sol 1820 Drive (Stereo)
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Navigation Camera
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Produced By: JPL
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Left-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA11842
Left-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA11841
Right-eye view of a stereo pair for PIA11842
Right-eye view of a color stereo pair for PIA11841

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera to take the images combined into this full-circle view of the rover's surroundings during the 1,820th to 1,822nd Martian days, or sols, of Opportunity's surface mission (March 7 to 9, 2009).

This view combines images from the left-eye and right-eye sides of the navigation camera. It appears three-dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left.

The rover had driven 20.6 meters toward the northwest on Sol 1820 before beginning to take the frames in this view. Tracks from that drive recede southwestward. For scale, the distance between the parallel wheel tracks is about 1 meter (about 40 inches).

The terrain in this portion of Mars' Meridiani Planum region includes dark-toned sand ripples and small exposures of lighter-toned bedrock.

This view is presented as a cylindrical-perspective projection with geometric seam correction.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2009-03-23