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Cape St. Vincent, Victoria Crater, Opportunity sol 1167

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Cape St. Vincent, Victoria Crater, Opportunity sol 1167 This image captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows "Cape St. Vincent," one of the many promontories that jut out from the walls of Victoria Crater, Mars. The material at the top of the promontory consists of loose, jumbled rock, then a bit further down into the crater, abruptly transitions to solid bedrock. This transition point is marked by a bright band of rock, visible around the entire crater. Scientists say this bright band represents what used to be the surface of Mars just before an impact formed Victoria Crater.

NASA / JPL / Cornell

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This image is in the public domain. Original image data dated on or about May 6, 2007

 

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