A long-lived NASA rover on Mars has sent some stunning panoramic pictures of the Red Planet. The space agency described spectacular scenery; this new Martian landscape was taken by NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity, a six-wheeled robot that has existed for more than eight years exploring the Red Planet.
The images show a full-circle view of Mars near a location called “Greeley Haven,” where opportunity hunkered down during its last Martian winter.
According to Jim Bell, of Arizona State University, the images procured by Opportunity’s Pancam imaging system provide a rich geological context for the detailed chemical and mineral work that the team did at Greeley Haven. (AV)