Mountains rising for Opportunity
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
31-07-2011 22:11 CDT
The views from Opportunity of Endeavour's near and distant rim peaks are getting ever more vertical as Opportunity approaches Cape York. Here is a terrific video summarizing the last four months of driving:
Here's a nice panoramic view of the mountainous rim to the south:
Opportunity has only about 300 meters to go to reach the toe of Cape York, depending on which heading she travels over the next couple of days. Only 360 meters southeast to Spirit point. This week will probably see the end of the Endeavour crater trek, and the start of a new phase in the mission!
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