Opportunity Rover
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Opportunity Rover's Winter Work at Murray Ridge
ESP_035909_1775  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
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This HiRISE image of the Opportunity rover was acquired as a coordinated “ride-along” observation with the CRISM instrument, also onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The CRISM instrument is a spectrometer that views the surface in many wavelengths beyond what the human eye can detect, allowing for mineral identification of the Martian surface.

HiRISE images can be used to construct digital terrain models (or DTM), like the one of Endeavour Crater’s western rim, which provides high-resolution topography for landing site support. This southward perspective view was built using that DTM.

The use of CRISM mineralogy, along with topography and fine-scale images from HiRISE will aid in Opportunity’s investigation into the geologic history of the Murray Ridge of Endeavour Crater.

Written by: Matt Chojnacki  (9 April 2014)
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Acquisition date
25 March 2014

Local Mars time:
15:20

Latitude (centered)
-2.314°

Longitude (East)
354.650°

Range to target site
277.1 km (173.2 miles)

Original image scale range
27.7 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~83 cm across are resolved

Map projected scale
25 cm/pixel and North is up

Map projection
Equirectangular

Emission angle:
15.0°

Phase angle:
67.5°

Solar incidence angle
55°, with the Sun about 35° above the horizon

Solar longitude
107.2°, Northern Summer

For non-map projected images
North azimuth:  97°
Sub-solar azimuth:  38.4°
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IRB: infrared-red-blue
RGB: red-green-blue
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Black & white is 5 km across; enhanced color about 1 km
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All of the images produced by HiRISE and accessible on this site are within the public domain: there are no restrictions on their usage by anyone in the public, including news or science organizations. We do ask for a credit line where possible:
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POSTSCRIPT
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. The HiRISE camera was built by Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation and is operated by the University of Arizona.