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Fraser
2006-Sep-22, 02:52 AM
NASA's Opportunity rover is close enough to spot the edge of the massive Victoria crater; its destination for almost 2 years. The crater is roughly 750 metres (.5 mile) across and up to 70 metres (230 feet) deep. Once the rover gets inside, it'll be able to examine exposed rock on the crater walls. Scientists are still gathering evidence of past water conditions on the surface of Mars, and this view will be one of the best "opportunities" they've had so far.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/09/21/opportunity-sees-the-rim-of-victoria-crater/)