PIA23092: Goodbye Opportunity
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  610 x 2709 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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This VIS image shows part of Meridiani Planum. Meridiani Planum has been the home of the Opportunity MER rover since January 2004. The rover was last heard from at the start of the large dust storms during the summer of 2018. After many months trying to reestablish communications, the mission was declared over in February 2019. The rover covered over 25 miles of travel and provided new insights into the geology of Mars. Opportunity's original mission length was just 90 days, but it lasted 15 years! Good night Opportunity. For more information about Opportunity, and her sister, Spirit, visit https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/mission/overview/.

The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations of the surface not easily identified in a single band image.

Orbit Number: 61912 Latitude: 1.53921 Longitude: 5.18703 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2015-11-28 14:22

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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