Postcards from Mars: The Amazing Photos of Opportunity and Spirit Rovers

Mars 'Matijevic Hill' Panorama (Stereo)

ASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ.

As NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity neared the ninth anniversary of its landing on Mars, the rover was working in the 'Matijevic Hill' area seen in this stereo view from Opportunity's panoramic camera (Pancam). Images for this mosaic obtained Nov. 19 to Dec. 3, 2012.

Spherules Seen by Mars Rover Opportunity

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./ USGS/Modesto Junior College

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./ USGS/Modesto Junior College

Opportunity Eyes Rock Fins on Cape York, Sol 3058 (False Color)

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

Rock fins up to about 1 foot (30 centimeters) tall dominate this scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The component images were taken during the 3,058th Martian day, or sol, of Opportunity's work on Mars on Aug. 23, 2012.

Shadow Self-Portrait by Opportunity at Endeavour Crater

NASA/ JPL-Caltech

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity captured this view of its afternoon shadow stretching into Endeavour Crater during the 3,051st Martian day, or sol, of Opportunity's work on Mars on Aug. 23, 2012.

Outcrop Beckoning Opportunity

NASA/ JPL-Caltech

The team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity plans to investigate rocks in this area photographed by the rover's navigation camera during the 3,057th Martian day, or sol, of Opportunity's work on Mars on Aug. 23, 2012.

Opportunity's Surroundings on 3,000th Sol, Vertical Projection

NASA/ JPL-Caltech

This 360-degree scene assembled from images taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exporation Rover Opportunity shows terrain surrounding the position where the rover spent its 3,000th Martian day, or sol, working on Mars on July 2, 2012.

Opportunity's Surroundings on 3,000th Sol, in 3-D

NASA/ JPL-Caltech

This 360-degree stereo panorama assembled from images taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exporation Rover Opportunity shows terrain surrounding the position where the rover spent its 3,000th Martian day, or sol, working on Mars on July 2, 2012.

Opportunity Eyes Rock Fins on Cape York,

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

Rock fins up to about 1 foot (30 centimeters) tall dominate this scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. This image was taken Aug. 23, 2012.

Opportunity's Surroundings on 3,000th Sol, Polar Projection

NASA/ JPL-Caltech

This 360-degree scene assembled from images taken by the navigation camera on NASA's Mars Exporation Rover Opportunity shows terrain surrounding the position where the rover spent its 3,000th Martian day, or sol, working on Mars on July 2, 2012.

Opportunity Eyes Rock Fins on Cape York, Sol 3058 (Stereo)

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

Rock fins up to about 1 foot (30 centimeters) tall dominate this stereo scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The component images were taken during the 3,058th Martian day, or sol, of Opportunity's work on Mars on Aug. 23, 2012.

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