Opportunity at Endeavour Crater
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Opportunity at Endeavour Crater
ESP_024015_1775  Science Theme: Future Exploration/Landing Sites
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This image, taken by HiRISE, shows the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity (at the end of the white arrow) sitting atop some light toned outcrops on the rim of Endeavour Crater.

Opportunity travelled nearly three years to reach this rim because it contains rocks even more ancient than the rocks of Meridiani Planum, which the rover has been exploring since 2004, and hence may teach us something about an even more ancient era in Martian history.

Written by: Eldar Noe   (21 September 2011)

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Acquisition date:10 September 2011 Local Mars time:14:14
Latitude (centered):-2.251° Longitude (East):354.650°
Range to target site:269.7 km (168.5 miles)Original image scale range:27.0 cm/pixel (with 1 x 1 binning) so objects ~81 cm across are resolved
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