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English: Victoria Crater from Cape Verde.

Original caption from NASA: "This image taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the view of Victoria Crater from Cape Verde. Since reaching the crater on Sol 951 (September 27, 2006) Opportunity has been making its way around the rim in a clockwise direction. Victoria Crater is roughly 800 meters (one-half mile) wide - about five times wider than Endurance Crater, and 40 times as wide as Eagle crater. The south face of the 15 meter (50 foot) tall Cape St. Mary is visible in the left portion of this image. On the right is Duck Bay, and beyond that, the north face of the 15 meter (50 foot) tall stack of layered rocks called Cabo Frio can be seen on the inner crater wall. This mosaic was taken over the conjunction time period, from Sols 970 to 991 (October 16 - November 6, 2006). It was generated from Pancam's 753 nm, 535 nm, and 432 nm filters."

Jim Bell, Pancam Instrument Lead.

Français : Le cratère Victoria vu de Cape Verde.
Image prise par l'appareil photo panoramique du rover Opportunity, et montrant le cratère Victoria depuis le promontoire Cape Verde. Le cratère fait 800 mètres de diamètre environ . Depuis son arrivée près du cratère le 27 septembre 2006, Opportunity a fait le tour du cratère dans le sens des aiguille d'une montre. Sur la gauche, on voit la face sud de Cape St. Mary, qui fait 15 mètres de haut. Sur la droite, on voit Duck Bay, et au delà la face nord de Cabo Frio, un talus de 15 mètres de haut constitué dc'un empilement de strates rocheuses. Image obtenue du 16 Octobre au 6 Novembre 2006 en combinant des clichés pris avec des filtres à 432, 535 et 753 nanomètres.
Date between 16 October 2006 and 7 November 2006
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