NASA officially phoned Mars Opportunity on March, but the tiny robotic researcher still delivers the merchandise.
On March 12, NASA's JPL has revealed a set of splendid 360-degree panoramas. Opportunity in the Valley of Consistency, right on the western edge of a huge Martian crater known as Endurance. And of course, we saw some remarkable panoramas on Mars, including. But this person feels a bit more special, considering that Opportunity has come to rest on this place ̵
The colorful panorama was built through a series of 354 images taken from the panoramic camera on the Rover between May 13 and June 10, 2018. It shows a number of interesting features of the Valley of Consistency, in addition to the virgin, unexplored floor of the Endurance crater. The black and white frames in the lower left corner of the image result from the fact that the rover has no time to intercept its location with its filters. The ultimate panorama embodies what has made our Opportunity rover such a remarkable exploration and discovery mission, "said Jon Kallas, JPL's Opportunity Project Manager.
You can see the finer details of the huge panorama of the NASA website.
Although the panorama provides a final look at Opportunity's resting place, the last image of the rover shows a slightly darker story. This incomplete image shown below shows the approaching darkness that will eventually end the opportunity. The loud image, with a large black bar, makes it look like an opportunity to be interrupted in the middle of the sentence when it sends a last message home. I have a lot of emotional .
– and his mission is complete – on February 13th. Originally dedicated to a three-month mission, Opportunity continued to last for more than 15 years, expanding our knowledge of the Red. Planet and providing the foundations of humanity one day to visit our cosmic neighbor and follow it. Perhaps in some distant future