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August 22, 2011

From the Edge of a Crater, Amazing New Pics of Mars

Filed under: Inner Solar System, Mars, Space Exploration — bferrari @ 8:35 pm

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has finally arrived at the giant crater Endeavour, after nearly three years of intrepid driving across the surface of the Red Planet — and what a view!August 11, 2011: A portion of the west rim of Endeavour crater sweeps southward in this color view from NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.

This crater — with a diameter of about 14 miles (22 kilometers) — is more than 25 times wider than any that Opportunity has previously approached during the rover’s 90 months on Mars.

New stunning views of Mars

New stunning views of Mars

See More Stunning Photos!:
http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/scitech/2011/08/11/from-edge-crater-amazing-new-pics-mars/#slide=2

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