Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Behold Victoria!

After trudging almost 10 kilometers (6 miles) across the deserts of Mars, Opportunity is close enough to Victoria to merit another Wohba post! (The next Wohba Victoria post will be the grandaddy of panoramas from the rim of the crater.) Top Men first wondered about the slim possibility of reaching this grand destination in April of 2004, given that the rovers were only guaranteed for 90 days.

Here is a color-enhanced image (from the teeming masses) from our current position on the rim. Remember that the crater shown is a half mile wide. Hard to grasp the scale.

Top Men are sometimes humbled to live in such times as these.

UPDATE (9/27): Panoramic image from Duck Bay.
UPDATE (9/28): Close image of Cabo Verde cliff.

Previous related Wohba links:
Victoria's Doorstep
Victoria on the Horizon
Where is Opportunity
Make It To Victoria?


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