Opportunity: Iazu Crater profiles

3901-summit-southSol 3901, January 14, 2015. The rover is parked on the summit of Cape Tribulation while its Pancam continues shooting frames for its multi-band panorama. This composite, assembled┬áby Holger Isenberg using filtered Pancam frames, shows (on the horizon) the profile of Iazu Crater, which lies about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the rover’s location. Born in a meteorite impact, Iazu has a diameter of about 7 kilometers (4.4 miles). But it is surrounded by a blanket of debris ejected in the impact that extends to a diameter of 10 to 15 km.

Iazu-3x-stretchThe above shows Iazu’s profile stretched 3:1 vertically to emphasize the crater’s rim details. (Endeavour’s rim segments lie in the foreground.) Click on either image to load a larger version in a new browser tab.

Opportunity raw images, its latest mission status, a location map. and atmospheric opacity, known as tau.

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