Thursday, April 27, 2006

Victoria On The Horizon

Oddly enough, exactly one year ago Top Men expressed their desire to see the Mars rover Opportunity make it to the massive Victoria crater. And yesterday and today we're picking up on the first apparent images of Victoria in the distance. It's all educated speculation by the teeming masses at this point - nothing official -but Top Men are feeling optimistic.

Let's review...

Eagle Crater (22 meters wide)
Endurance Crater (132 meters wide)
Victoria Crater (600 meters wide)

There are still plenty of things that could go wrong. Only one day after last year's Wohba post about Victoria Crater, the rover got stuck for a couple months in deep sand while crossing a dune. NASA is driving smarter these days, but the rover is a couple years past its 90 day warranty period.

Top Men are hoping for just another month or two.

Previous related Wohba links:
Where is Opportunity
Opportunity is Out
Jinxed Opportunity
Will Opportunity Make It...


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