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A Path Into Victoria Crater

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#103158 by @ 05.09.2007 00:00 - nach oben -
A Path Into Victoria Crater

What's inside Victoria Crater?

Now that the
dust has settled from the
regional Martian dust storms
that immobilized the
rolling Martian rovers,
the task ahead has become clear.

Opportunity arrived at
Victoria Crater last month and was poised to enter when the
dust storms flared
up unexpectedly.

The above image
was taken last week by the
Opportunity rover perched at a possibly traversable slope into the 750-meter impact feature.

Victoria Crater
is the largest crater that either Martian rover has come across during their explorations.

The crater walls might hold clues about the
Martian surface
before the tremendous impact that created Victoria Crater.

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#103159 by @ 05.09.2007 07:19 - nach oben -
die wönd unbedingt in victoria ihren krater...