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Comparison of Schiaparelli and Opportunity landing locations

Filed under pretty pictures, Mars Odyssey, Opportunity, Mars Exploration Rovers, ExoMars TGO, trajectory diagrams, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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Comparison of Schiaparelli and Opportunity landing locations Schiaparelli was predicted to land within an ellipse (green) 100 kilometers long by 15 kilometers wide. The lander crashed very close to the center of the ellipse, within the black rectangle. The ellipse happened to overlap the location of the Mars Exploration Rover opportunity landing site, though the rover's current location on the rim of Endeavour crater is well outside the ellipse, 54 kilometers to the east-southeast. The yellow line is the path of Opportunity's traverse.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / ASU / ESA / Emily Lakdawalla

Original image data dated on or about October 19, 2016.

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