Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity perched on the edge of Endurance crater in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars. The crater measures approximately 130 metres across. This image was taken on 8th June 2004, the day before Opportunity entered the crater to carry out geological research on the exposed rock of the crater’s walls. Endurance crater is more than 600 metres away from Eagle crater, where the rover landed on 24th January 2004. Opportunity, and its twin probe Spirit, looked for evidence of water on Mars. Many of the rocks they found showed evidence of having been formed in water, raising hopes that Mars may once have harboured life. (Photo by Science Photo Library)
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