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Press Release Images: Opportunity
07-Feb-2007
 
 
In this black and white image, the large Victoria Crater is in the middle background.  The rims are really the only visible part of the crater.  On the right-hand side of the image the edges of Opportunity's solar panels can be seen.  Behind the rover are  its wheel tracks, leading away from the massive crater.
Opportunity Passes 10-Kilometer Mark

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity extended its cumulative Martian driving record to more than 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) by crossing 50.51 meters (165.7 feet) of flat ground during the 1,080th Martian day since arriving on Mars. This view shows the surroundings at the completion of the day's drive. It is a mosaic of frames taken by Opportunity's navigation camera.

The drive continued Opportunity's clockwise progress around the rim of "Victoria Crater," which is visible near the horizon.

Opportunity began its fourth year of exploring Mars in January 2007. Its mission was originally planned for three months, with a driving-distance goal of 600 meters (1,969 feet).

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