Mars rover seen from orbit

On February 14, a NASA spacecraft orbiting the planet Mars caught this image of the Opportunity Rover on Mars’ surface.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

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The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught this view of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on February 14, 2014.

The red arrow points to Opportunity at the center of the image. Blue arrows point to tracks left by the rover since it entered the area seen here, in October 2013. The scene covers a patch of ground about one-quarter mile (about 400 meters) wide. North is toward the top. The location is the “Murray Ridge” section of the western rim of Endeavour Crater.

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Eleanor Imster