Described by NASA as the 'Greeley Panorama' from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, the images show the fifth Martian Winter of the mission.
The full-circle scene combines 817 images shot by the panoramic camera (Pancam). You can download the complete image on NASA’s website.
NASA scientists say the image is about the terrain that surrounded the rover while it was stationary for four months of work during its most recent Martian winter.
Opportunity's Pancam took the component images between December 21, 2011 and May 8, 2012.
Opportunity spent those months on a northward sloped outcrop, "Greeley Haven," which angled the rover's solar panels toward the sun low in the northern sky during southern hemisphere winter.
The outcrop's name is a tribute to Ronald Greeley (1939-2011), who was a member of the mission team and who taught generations of planetary scientists at Arizona State University, Tempe.
The site in the image is the "Cape York" segment of the western rim of Endeavour Crater. The centre of the image is North. South is at both ends.
On the horizon is 'Rich Morris Hill,’ named in memory of John R. "Rich" Morris (1973-2011), an aerospace engineer and musician who was a Mars rover team member and mission manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena.