PIA13707: Opportunity's View of Santa Maria Crater, Sol 2450
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Spacecraft: Opportunity
Instrument: Navigation Camera
Product Size: 3451 x 1001 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Other Information: JPL News Release 2010-420
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera to record this view of Santa Maria crater at the end of a drive during the 2,450th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (Dec. 15, 2010). The drive brought Opportunity to the western edge of this crater, and this view is eastward across the crater.

Santa Maria crater is about 90 meters (295 feet) in diameter. The rover team plans to spend a few weeks investigating this crater before resuming Opportunity's long-term trek toward Endurance Crater.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Image Addition Date:
2010-12-16