Here’s a look at the Opportunity rover’s three-year trek across 20 km (13 miles) of Meridiani Planum on Mars, using the unique vantage point of the rover itself. During the drive from Victoria Crater to Endeavour Crater, rover planners captured a horizon photograph at the end of each drive. 309 images taken during the journey appear in this video.
Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today’s Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT’s Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book “Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos.” She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.