It’s Winter on Mars and you are perched on a slope so that your solar panels are angled toward the sun. You are also told by your NASA handlers to stay put for four months. What do you do? If you are the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, you put this time to good use by taking a 360° panorama of the terrain around you using your panoramic camera (Pancam). Opportunity’s Pancam took 817 images (in infrared, green and violet) between Dec. 21, 2011 and May 8, 2012. When stitched together and presented in false color to make some differences between materials easier to see, a spectacular panorama results.
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