Forty Meters from Entry to Victoria Crater (Polar)
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its navigation camera during the rover's 1,278th Martian day, or sol, (Aug. 28, 2007) to take the images combined into this view. The rover was perched at the lip of Victoria Crater, which is about 800 meters (one-half mile) in diameter.
After assessment of possible routes for Opportunity to descend into the crater, the rover team selected a site farther to the right along the rim. The driving distance for Opportunity from the Sol 1,278 viewpoint to the selected entry point is about 40 meters.
This view is presented as a vertical projection with geometric seam correction.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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