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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Concepción crater

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Concepción crater This view of Concepción crater is cropped from a panorama captured by Opportunity from sols 2138 to 2142. Concepción is the freshest crater yet visited (or indeed likely ever to be visited) by either rover. The freshness is evidenced by the blockiness of the eject and by the way the ejecta lies on top of the sand dunes. Extending outward from the crater toward the horizon on the left is a crater ray that Opportunity can now see is composed of a dense deposit of blocks. Opportunity went on to drive around this ray to examine it in more detail. In this view, the ray is pointing toward some distantly visible hills, the near (west) rim of Endeavour crater. An even more distant line of hills is behind Endeavour's rim; these are the rim of a crater named Iazu.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / color mosaic by James Canvin

Original image data dated on or about January 30, 2010.

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