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'Nobbys Head' on Opportunity's Southward Route (Stereo)
'Nobbys Head' on Opportunity's Southward Route (Stereo) (click to enlarge)

'Nobbys Head' on Opportunity's Southward Route (Stereo)
Date: 21 Jun 2013

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera (Navcam) to record this stereo view of a rise called "Nobbys Head" during a stop on a multi-week southward drive between two raised segments of the west rim of Endeavour Crater. The view appears three-dimensional when seen through blue-red glasses with the red lens on the left. It is centered toward the south-southeast, with Opportunity's next destination, "Solander Point," a bump on the horizon.

Nobbys Head is about a third of the way from the rim segment where Opportunity worked for most of the past two years, "Cape York," to Solander Point. See for a map of this section of the rim of Endeavour Crater. Opportunity began a trek of approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) from part of Cape York to Solander Point in late May 2013. The navigation camera exposures that are combined into this mosaic view were taken during the 3,335th Martian day, or sol, of Opportunity's mission on Mars (11 June 2013). The rover drove 34.88 m (114.4 feet) on that sol.

Opportunity has been studying the western rim of Endeavour Crater since arriving there in August 2011. The crater spans 22 km (14 miles) in diameter, by far the largest that Opportunity has visited since it landed on Mars in January 2004.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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