Opportunity After the Dust Storm

NASA's Opportunity rover appears as a blip in this image, which was taken by HiRISE, a high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
September 25, 2018
CreditNASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
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NASA's Opportunity rover appears as a blip in the center of this square. This image taken by HiRISE, a high-resolution camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows that the dust storm over Perseverance Valley has substantially cleared.

This image is sideways so that the top of Perseverance Valley is on the left. The valley is on the western rim of Endeavour Crater; the crater floor is on the right of the image, at the bottom of the slope. The square highlighting Opportunity is just over a half-mile (1 kilometer) across. The image was taken Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, from about 166 miles (267 kilometers) above the surface.

The University of Arizona in Tucson operates HiRISE, which was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colorado. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL also leads the Mars Exploration Rovers mission that Opportunity is a part of.