A Safe Haven for Opportunity: Mars Panorama

  • Released Friday, September 28th, 2012
  • Updated Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 at 12:21AM
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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.

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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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