Sunday, June 24, 2012
A low sun angle for a memorable view of a large Martian crater
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has used a low sun angle for a memorable view of a large Martian crater. The resulting view catches a shadow of the rover in the foreground and the giant basin in the distance.
Opportunity is perched
on the western rim of Endeavour Crater looking eastward.
The crater spans about 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter.
been studying the edge of Endeavour Crater since arriving there in August
2011.The scene is presented in false color to emphasize differences in
materials such as dark dunes on the crater floor. This gives portions of the
image an aqua tint.
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