Last month, NASA ’s Opportunity Rover hit the headlines, after it’s trailblazing mission ended after nearly 15 years.
But before the rover lost contact with NASA, it sent back a stunning 360-degree panorama of the red planet.
The incredible image reveals what would become Opportunity’s final resting spot in Perseverance Valley.
John Callas, Opportunity Project Manager, said: “This final panorama embodies what made our Opportunity rover such a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery.
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The incredible panorama
“To the right of centre you can see the rim of Endeavor Crater rising in the distance.
“Just to the left of that, rover tracks begin their descent from over the horizon and weave their way down to geologic features that our scientists wanted to examine up close.
“And to the far right and left are the bottom of Perseverance Valley and the floor of Endeavour crater, pristine and unexplored, waiting for visits from future explorers."
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The panorama is made up of 354 individual images, that Opportunity snapped from May 13 to June 10.
You may notice a few frames at the bottom left of the image remain black and white.
This is due to the fact that Opportunity didn’t have time record those locations using the green and violet filters before the devastating dust storm on June 2018.