Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stunning oblique image...

of Victoria Crater on Meridiani Planum region of Mars as imaged on 18 July 2009 by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft (click to enlarge.) East is to the top of this view, and the crater is about 800 meters in diameter. Careful scrutiny of the high resolution image shows the tracks of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity along the north side of the crater during its explorations of this site last year.

Image credit: HiRISE camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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