Mars Rover Sees Its Shadow in Red Planet Crater (Photo)

Posted May 29, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

Thanks to for this amazing image:

It is probably no surprise that we here at HYR are big space nerds. We love any kind of story involving space exploration.

The Mars rover Opportunity has sent so many pictures back now that new images kind of get lost in other news stories about space. Still… seeing this images it makes it hard to wrap your head around the fact that these are images from another planet.


It is hard to eve describe how exciting it is to live in this new age of space exploration.

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity catches its own late-afternoon shadow in this dramatically lit view eastward across Endeavour Crater on Mars. The rover used the panoramic camera (Pancam) between about 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. local Mars time (mostly on March 9, 2012) to record images taken through different filters and combined into this mosaic view.
CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ.

see the full scale image here

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