Friday, August 19, 2011

New Rover Snapshots Capture Endeavour Crater Vistas

New Rover Snapshots Capture Endeavour Crater Vistas - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory:

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has captured new images of intriguing Martian terrain from a small crater near the rim of the large Endeavour crater. The rover arrived at the 13-mile-diameter (21-kilometer-diameter) Endeavour on Aug. 9, after a journey of almost three years.

Opportunity is now examining the ejected material from the small crater, named "Odyssey." The rover is approaching a large block of ejecta for investigation with tools on the rover's robotic arm.