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Mars Rover Snapped From Orbit

A high resolution camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken a remarkable picture that shows the exploration rover Opportunity poised on the rim of Mars’ Victoria crater. “We’re poised to have a fantastic mission, and we’re not even at prime science mission yet,” said Alfred S. McEwen. “This was our very first attempt to […]

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Rover Peers Into Victoria Crater

NASA’s enduring and plucky Mars rover, Opportunity, has arrived at the rim of Victoria Crater. Initial images from the rover show rugged walls with layers of exposed rock and a floor blanketed with dunes. The far wall is approximately 800 meters (1/2 mile) from the rover. “This is a geologist’s dream come true,” said Dr. […]

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