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Saturday, September 23, 2006

  Opportunity at Duck Bay - Victoria crater

After a very long, hard drive over fairly flat terrain, the Mars Rover Opportunity is within 40 meters or so of "Duck Bay", overlooking Victoria crater.



Spirit, although dragging a wheel, is still going strong.

Not bad for rovers running at 9x their design lifetime. Not bad at all.

Exploring Victoria crater ought to the most interesting thing Opportunity has had to do thus far. The next couple months are shaping up to be busy ones for Mars science, as, also the Mars orbiter will be firing up it's subsurface radar any day now.
 
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