Opportunity’s Traverse Map From Sol 2951

Sol 2951

After spending 19 weeks operative in one place while solar energy was too low for pushing during a Martian winter, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is on a pierce again. The winter worksite was on a north slope of an outcrop called Greeley Haven. The corsair used a behind hazard-avoidance camera after scarcely completing a May 8 drive, capturing this perspective looking behind during a Greeley Haven.

Since alighting in a Meridiani segment of Mars on Jan. 25, 2004, Universal Time and EST (Jan. 24, PST), Opportunity has driven 21.4 miles (34.4 kilometers).

This picture is of Opportunity’s span map from Sol 2951 and shows a entirety of a rover’s travels to this point. A luminary is a Martian day.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell/University of Arizona