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Fantastic orbital view of rover Opportunity at Victoria

Friday, October 6, 2006

Victoria Crater
Opportunity at Crater's 'Cape Verde' - MRO HiRISE image showing the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity near the rim of "Victoria Crater."
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/UA

This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity near the rim of "Victoria Crater." Victoria is an impact crater about 800 meters (half a mile) in diameter at Meridiani Planum near the equator of Mars. Opportunity has been operating on Mars since January, 2004. Five days before this image was taken, Opportunity arrived at the rim of Victoria, after a drive of more than 9 kilometers (over 5 miles). It then drove to the position where it is seen in this image.

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