These Are the Last Photos NASA's Opportunity Rover Took on Mars

NASA Opportunity rover’s last panorama shows its final resting place

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity leaves us with one final, glorious panorama

And in one last picture, the incredible landscape of Mars is shown off.

John Callas, Opportunity Project Manager, said: 'This final panorama embodies what made our Opportunity rover such a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery.

The color panorama was built via a sequence of 354 images snapped by the rover's Panoramic Camera between May 13 and June 10, 2018.

Comprised of 354 individual images captured between May 13 and June 10 of previous year, the panorama has been stitched together to highlight Perseverance Valley, a system of shallow troughs on the inner slope of the western rim of the Endurance Crater.

The space agency lost contact with Opportunity after its years exploring the surface of the planet, laying the groundwork for future missions.

NASA's Mars Opportunity rover is dead, having been swallowed up and spat out by a colossal dust storm on the planet past year.

"To the right of centre you can see the rim of Endeavor Crater rising in the distance".

"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".

There was little NASA could do to save the Opportunity rover once the dust storm on Mars swallowed almost the entire planet.

'It is because of trailblazing missions such as Opportunity that there will come a day when our courageous astronauts walk on the surface of Mars, ' NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said last month.

Opportunity's scientific discoveries have enable a greater understanding into the planet's geology and environment. When the light finally returned to the surface after the dust had settled, Opportunity was still silent and would remain that way for months, despite repeated attempts to wake it back up.

Over the next months after that, the agency made more than thousand attempts to contact the rover.

And sure, we've seen some remarkable Mars panoramas before, including those captured at Gale Crater by Opportunity's younger sister, Curiosity.

Opportunity and its twin, Spirit, landed a few weeks apart in January 2004.

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