Opportunity at Endeavour Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Opportunity at Endeavour Crater
ESP_024015_1775  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
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This image, taken by HiRISE, shows the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity (at the end of the white arrow) sitting atop some light toned outcrops on the rim of Endeavour Crater.

Opportunity travelled nearly three years to reach this rim because it contains rocks even more ancient than the rocks of Meridiani Planum, which the rover has been exploring since 2004, and hence may teach us something about an even more ancient era in Martian history.

Written by: Eldar Noe   (21 September 2011)

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Acquisition date
10 September 2011

Local Mars time:
14:14

Latitude (centered)
-2.251°

Longitude (East)
354.650°

Range to target site
269.7 km (168.5 miles)

Original image scale range
27.0 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~81 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle:
5.7°

Phase angle:
39.3°

Solar incidence angle
34°, with the Sun about 56° above the horizon

Solar longitude
358.6°, Northern Winter

North azimuth:
97°

Sub-solar azimuth:
7.5°
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Postscript
For information about NASA and agency programs on the Web, visit: http://www.nasa.gov. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space Systems is the prime contractor for the project and built the spacecraft. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona. The image data were processed using the U.S. Geological Survey’s ISIS3 software.