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Opportunity panorama: "Burns Cliff," sols 287-294 (simulated)

Opportunity panorama: "Burns Cliff," sols 287-294 (simulated)
Opportunity panorama: "Burns Cliff," sols 287-294 (simulated) In this version of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's "Burns Cliff" panorama, a synthetic view of the rover was dropped in to the image. Opportunity scrambled slowly across the steeply sloped wall of Endurance Crater to reach Burns Cliff, a vertical pile of finely layered rocks that was irresistible to the rover sceintists. From this precarious position it captured a 7-color panorama from sols 287 to 294 (November 13 to 20, 2004). The bulging appearance of the wall is due to Opportunity's very close wide-angle view. In reality the walls form a gently curving, continuous surface. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / Dan Maas / Zareh Gorjian / Koji Kuramura / Mike Stetson / Eric De Jong

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