PIA17367: Mars Hill-Climbing Opportunity at 'Solander Point,' in Stereo
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
 Spacecraft:  Opportunity
 Instrument:  Navigation Camera
 Product Size:  4278 x 1333 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
You will need 3D glasses
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA17367.tif (17.12 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA17367.jpg (474 kB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:

click here for left-eye view for PIA17367click here for right-eye view for PIA17367
Left-eye viewRight-eye view
Click on an individual image for full resolution figures image

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured this stereo view after beginning to ascend the northwestern slope of "Solander Point" on the western rim of Endeavour Crater. The image appears three-dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on left. The scene extends from east-southeast on the left (with a glimpse across Endeavour Crater) to west-northwest on the right.

The view combines 10 frames taken by Opportunity's navigation camera on the 3,463rd Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (Oct. 21, 2013). Opportunity had begun climbing the hill on Sol 3451 (Oct. 8) and completed three additional uphill drives before reaching this point.

The rover team is using the rover to investigate outcrops on the slope. The northward-facing slope will tilt the rover's solar panels toward the sun in the southern-hemisphere winter sky, providing an important energy advantage for continuing mobile operations through the upcoming winter.

The scene is presented as a cylindrical-perspective projection. The left-eye and right-eye views that are combined into the stereo view are also offered separately.

Image Credit:

Image Addition Date: