Stunning new panorama from Mars rover Opportunity

The Greeley panorama, composed of 817 separate images, showing the previous winter resting spot for the Opportunity rover. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / Arizona State University

beautiful new panorama taken by the rover Opportunity on Mars shows the rover’s winter resting place where it waited out the colder temperatures and less power before resuming driving again a few weeks ago. The parking spot, nicknamed Greeley Haven, is an outcrop on the edge of the massive Endeavour crater.

The 360 degree view, taken with the rover’s Pancam camera, shows Greeley Haven, Endeavour, rover tracks and portions of the rover itself.

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Paul Scott Anderson is a freelance space writer with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which is a chronicle of planetary exploration. He also publishes The Exoplanet Report e-paper. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now also currently write for AmericaSpace and He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, has been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.

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  1. I can’t believe it’s been over eight years that opportunity has been going, astounding really!

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