East Rim of Endeavour Crater in Opportunity's View
Date: 31 Oct 2010
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its panoramic camera to record this eastward horizon view on the 2,407th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (31 Oct. 2010). The view is presented in false color to make differences in surface materials more visible.
A portion of Endeavour Crater's eastern rim, nearly 30 km (19 miles) in the distance, is visible over the Meridiani plain. Endeavour is about 22 km (14 miles) in diameter. The rover team chose Endeavour Crater as a long-term destination for Opportunity in mid-2008, after the rover had investigated the much-smaller Victoria Crater for two years.
This view combines exposures taken through three filters of the panoramic camera (Pancam) admitting wavelengths of 752 nm, 535 nm and 432 nm.
Last Update: 22 Nov 2011 (AMB)
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University