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This image shows segments of the western rim of Mars' Endeavour Crater. NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has explored parts of the rim since 2011. The view covers an area about 9 miles wide. It was taken by the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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Segments on Western Rim of Endeavour Crater, Mars

This orbital image of the western rim of Mars' Endeavour Crater covers an area about 5 miles (8 kilometers) east-west by about 9 miles (14 kilometers) north-south and indicates the names of some of the raised segments of the rim.

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity arrived at Endeavour in 2011 after exploring smaller craters to the northwest during its first six years on Mars. It initially explored the "Cape York" segment, then headed south. It reached the northern end of "Cape Tribulation" in late 2014 and the southern tip of that segment in April 2017. A key destination in the "Cape Byron" segment is "Perseverance Valley," where the rover team plans to investigate whether the valley was carved by water, wind or a debris flow initiated by water.

This image is from the Context Camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, California, built and operates that camera. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, built and operates Opportunity.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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