Join Donate

The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Opportunity Deck Pan, December 2011 (sols 2811-2814)

Opportunity Deck Pan, December 2011 (sols 2811-2814)

Click to view full image

NASA / JPL / Cornell

Opportunity Deck Pan, December 2011 (sols 2811-2814)
Opportunity used its Pancam to take the images combined into this mosaic view of the rover. The downward-looking view omits the mast on which the camera is mounted. Heading into its fifth Martian winter, Opportunity's solar panels were dustier than ever, requiring the team to choose an area of high northward tilt to increase power.

This mosaic was taken days before settling into the winter haven position, which was informally called Greeley Haven, in memory of planetary geologist Ronald Greeley (1939-2011). Greeley Haven sits near the Northern edge of Cape York, on the rim of 22-km-wide Endeavour Crater. The images were taken through the camera's red, green, and blue filters over Sols 2811 - 2814 (December 20 and 24, 2011).

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.

Original image data dated on or about December 20, 2011

Explore related images: pics of spacecraft in space, Opportunity, Mars Exploration Rovers, spacecraft, Mars

Comments & Sharing
More Images
astronaut on Phobos
Let's Change the World

Become a member of The Planetary Society and together we will create the future of space exploration.

Join Today

Bruce Murray and Carl Sagan
Pretty Pictures

Support the Bruce Murray Space Image Library and help us share the wonders of other worlds.

Donate