July 17, 2016

Victoria Crater, Mars

Victoria Crater, Mars

Victoria is an impact crater on Mars located at 2.05°S, 5.50°W in the Meridiani Planum extraterrestrial plain, lying situated within the Margaritifer Sinus quadrangle (MC-19) region of the planet Mars. This crater was first visited by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. It is roughly 730 metres wide, nearly eight times the size of the crater Endurance, visited by Opportunity from sols 951 to 1630. It is informally named after Victoria – one of the five ships of Ferdinand Magellan and the first ship to circumnavigate the globe – and formally named after Victoria, Seychelles. Along the edges of the crater are many outcrops within recessed alcoves and promontories, named for bays and capes that Magellan discovered.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Explanation from:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_(crater)

3 comments:

  1. a beautiful and colourful sight.

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  2. Prachtige foto!
    Is er ijs en nevel te zien??

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  3. Prachtige foto!
    Is er ijs en nevel te zien??

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