Emily Lakdawalla • Jul 31, 2011
Mountains rising for Opportunity
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:
Journey to Endeavour Crater The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity continues her journey across the great Meridiani Planum towards Endeavour Crater. This compilation of images shows the journey from sol 2553 to sol 2671.Video: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / Glen Nagle (Astro0)
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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