Opportunity at Endeavour Crater

This image, taken by HiRISE, shows the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity ( at the end of the white arrow ) sitting atop some light toned outcrops on the rim of Endeavour Crater.

Opportunity travelled nearly three years to reach this rim because it contains rocks even more ancient than the rocks of Meridiani Planum, which the rover has been exploring since 2004, and hence may teach us something about an even more ancient era in Martian history.

Written by: Eldar Noe   (21 September 2011)

More info and image formats at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_024015_1775

Image: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona