View Full Version : Opportunity is in a Small Crater

2005-Sep-23, 01:43 AM
SUMMARY: NASA's Opportunity rover landed in an incredibly lucky spot on Sunday morning; inside a small impact crater, and very near a larger crater. The crater is only 20 metres across, but the first photos sent back by the rover show that there is exposed bedrock on one wall of the crater. Scientists have already got a preliminary journey for Opportunity planned, which involves examining the exposed rock and then traveling to the larger crater. Opportunity still needs to spend a week, maybe even two, on the lander before controllers feel comfortable rolling it out onto the Martian soil.

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