Meanwhile, scientists today revealed the true-color panorama, dubbed "Lion King," generated by Opportunity showing Eagle Crater and the vast plains of Meridiani Planum.

This is the largest panorama ever created by the Mars rovers. It was taken in eight segments using six filters per segment, for a total of 558 images and more than 75 megabytes of data. Additional lower elevation tiers were added to ensure that the entire crater was covered in the mosaic.

This panorama depicts a story of exploration including the rover's lander, a thorough examination of the outcrop, a study of the soils at the near-side of the lander, a successful exit from Eagle Crater and finally the rover's next destination, the large crater dubbed "Endurance."

The Smaller Panaroma (56Kers)

The Larger Panorama (Broadband Only!)