Archives for: May 2011
The tiny crater known as 'Gumdrop' after the Apollo 9 Command Module.
Full Resolution (1934 x 1074) ( 901kB )
Half Resolution (967 x 537) ( 239kB )
Another colour mosaic of the hills of Endeavour crater that Opportunity is heading towards on the horizon.
Full Resolution (4665 x 543) ( 694kB )
Half Resolution (2332 x 271) ( 175kB )
An image of a small crater named after the US space station Skylab taken on sol 2595.
Full Resolution (3728 x 1080) ( 1MB )
Half Resolution (1864 x 540) ( 382kB )
A few weeks back Opportunity passed a cluster of craters name after the Mercury capsules from the early days of the space age. Here are the pictures she took as she scooted past.
Sigma 7 -Sol 2585
Full Resolution (2300 x 1512) ( 903kB )
Half Resolution (1150 x 756) ( 263kB )
Friendship 7 - Sol 2586
Full Resolution (4150 x 1160) ( 1MB )
Half Resolution (2075 x 580) ( 443kB )
Freedom 7 - Sol 2587
Full Resolution (4047 x 1110) ( 1MB )
Half Resolution (2023 x 555) ( 395kB )
Another 100 sols has elapsed, and after the 100+ metre drive on sol 2600 it is time to update my large scale route map.
Opportunity has made record progress since sol 2500 which is all the more remarkable when you consider that she didn't leave Santa Maria crater until sol 2547! The last 50 sols have been stunning.
A colour panorama taken from the other side of Santa Maria crater than the first one. Shortly after this Opportunity left the crater and now, 50 sols later, is some 2.3km away!
Full Resolution (14464 x 3951) ( 10MB )
Half Resolution (7232 x 1975) ( 3MB )
Quarter Resolution (3616 x 987) ( 771kB )
Eighth Resolution (1808 x 493) ( 192kB )