The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Opportunity's "Lion King" panorama, sols 58 and 60
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Opportunity took the photos for this panorama -- the largest obtained to date by either rover -- after exiting Eagle Crater on sol 58 (March 25, 2004). This panorama depicts a story of exploration including the rover's lander, a thorough examination of the outcrop, a study of the soils at the near-side of the lander, a successful exit from Eagle Crater and finally the rover's next desination, the large crater dubbed "Endurance".
NASA / JPL / Cornell
It was obtained using infrared (750-nanometer), green (530-nanometer) and blue (430-nanometer) filters. It was taken in eight segments using six filters per segment, for a total of 558 images and more than 75 megabytes of data. Additional lower elevation tiers were added to ensure that the entire crater was covered in the mosaic.
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about March 25, 2004
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