Planets and Moons  ID: 30016

A Safe Haven for Opportunity: Mars Panorama

A new full-circle view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the ruddy terrain that surrounded the long-lived explorer during recent Martian winter months. Opportunity was stationary for four months on a northward-sloped outcrop-a safe place to angle the rover's solar panels toward the Sun in the northern sky during Southern Hemisphere winter. The science team named the site "Greeley Haven," after team member Ron Greeley.

For More Information

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/20120705a.html

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA15689


Credits

Mark Malanoski (Wyle Information Systems): Lead Animator
Marit Jentoft-Nilsen (Wyle Information Systems): Project Support
Heather Hanson (Wyle Information Systems): Writer
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Project Support
Animation created at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/EOS PSO from image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Mars
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Rover
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Opportunity
SVS >> Pancam
SVS >> Presentation