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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Opportunity's "Lion King" panorama, sols 58 and 60

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Opportunity's 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.

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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about March 25, 2004

 

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