Status Report

NASA Opportunity Mars Rover Image: After a U-Turn

By SpaceRef Editor
February 16, 2004
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NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity made its first U-Turn on Mars on Feb. 14, 2004, as the completing move of its longest one-day drive, about 9 meters or 30 feet. This view from the right front hazard-avoidance camera shows the scene in front of Opportunity after the turn, with the selected location for the mission’s first trenching operation now directly in front of the rover.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL

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