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Inside Victoria Crater on Mars

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Inside Victoria Crater on Mars


Explanation:
NASA's Opportunity rover is now inside
Victoria Crater on
Mars.

Last week the
robot rolled about 20 meters into the largest crater any
Martian rover
has yet encountered, the crater next to which Opportunity has been perched for months.

Currently, the rolling explorer is situated in
Duck Bay alcove,
peering across at the internal crater wall dubbed
Cape St. Vincent.

The above wide-angle view
is from Opportunity's front hazard-identification camera.

Over the next few weeks,
Opportunity
is scheduled to explore this telling alien indentation,
searching for clues to the ancient past of Mars before the huge impact that created
Victoria Crater ever took place.





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