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Press Release Images: Opportunity
10-Jun-2004
 
Entering Endurance
Entering Endurance

Perched on the edge of "Endurance Crater," NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity prepares to roll all six wheels in and then back out to the rim as an engineering test to ensure that the slope and rock surface meet expectations. The rover executed the maneuver successfully and proceeded farther into the crater the following day. This image was taken by the rover�s front hazard-avoidance camera during Opportunity's 133rd martian day, or sol, on June 8, 2004.

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Preparing to Dip
Preparing to Dip

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity looks back out at the plains of Meridiani Planum from the rover's first dip inside the rim of "Endurance Crater." Opportunity's rear hazard-avoidance camera took this picture during the rover's 133rd martian day, or sol, on June 8, 2004.

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Down into 'Endurance'
Down into 'Endurance'

This image from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity�s front hazard-avoidance camera shows the rover�s view of the floor of "Endurance Crater." The image was taken from just inside the rim of the crater during Opportunity's 134th martian day, or sol, on June 9, 2004.

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Layers Inside 'Endurance'
Layers Inside 'Endurance'

This view of rock layers exposed in the upper portion of the inner slope of "Endurance Crater" was captured by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity from the rover's position inside the crater during Opportunity's 134th sol on June 9, 2004. Scientists and engineers are assessing possible targets and routes among these rocks. The view is looking down into the crater, so the layers at the top of the image lie lower in the crater than the rocks in the foreground.

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Inside Looking Up
Inside Looking Up

This view from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity�s rear hazard-avoidance camera looks back up toward the "Endurance Crater" rim from the deepest point of a dip into the crater during the rover's 134th martian day, or sol, on June 9, 2004. In this image, the rover is pitched forward about 18 degrees and the rear wheels are about 30 centimeters (about 12 inches) below the rim of the crater. The success of this engineering test of the slope and rock surface led rover planners to make plans to proceed into the crater for further scientific investigation.

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Ready to Enter 'Endurance'
Ready to Enter 'Endurance'

This view looking toward the northeast across "Endurance Crater" in Mars' Meridiani Planum region was assembled from frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the rover's 131st martian day, or sol, on June 6, 2004. That was two sols before Opportunity entered the crater, taking the route nearly straight ahead in this image into the "Karatepe" area of the crater. This view is a cylindrical projection with geometric seam correction.

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Ready to Enter 'Endurance'(Stereo)

This stereo anaglyph looking toward the northeast across "Endurance Crater" in Mars' Meridiani Planum region was assembled from frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the rover's 131st martian day, or sol, on June 6, 2004. That was two sols before Opportunity entered the crater, taking the route nearly straight ahead in this image into the "Karatepe" area of the crater. This view is a cylindrical-perspective projection with geometric seam correction.

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Ready to Enter 'Endurance'(Left Eye)
Ready to Enter 'Endurance'(Left Eye)

This is the left-eye half of a stereo pair of views looking toward the northeast across "Endurance Crater" in Mars' Meridiani Planum region. It was assembled from frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the rover's 131st martian day, or sol, on June 6, 2004. That was two sols before Opportunity entered the crater, taking the route nearly straight ahead in this image into the "Karatepe" area of the crater. This view is a cylindrical-perspective projection with geometric seam correction.

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Ready to Enter 'Endurance'(Right Eye)
Ready to Enter 'Endurance'(Right Eye)

This is the right-eye half of a stereo pair of views looking toward the northeast across "Endurance Crater" in Mars' Meridiani Planum region. It was assembled from frames taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during the rover's 131st martian day, or sol, on June 6, 2004. That was two sols before Opportunity entered the crater, taking the route nearly straight ahead in this image into the "Karatepe" area of the crater. This view is a cylindrical-perspective projection with geometric seam correction.

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