Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Opportunity ready to roll
Filed under pretty pictures, art, spacecraft, Mars, Mars Exploration Rovers, Opportunity
This image shows a simulated Opportunity about to descend into Victoria Crater via the rock-paved slopes of an alcove dubbed Duck Bay. Inside the crater, the rover examined the deeper, older rocks that harbored clues to Mars' wet past. Duck Bay has slopes of about 15 to 20 degrees and exposed bedrock, which made it the safest site for entry.
NASA / JPL / Cornell
Still from a movie available for download here
This image is in the public domain.
Original image data dated on or about July 1, 2007
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