13 Aug '11, 4am

New pictures of huge Mars crater emerge - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

New pictures of huge Mars crater emerge - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

Ever wanted to see what the surface of Mars looks like? Well now you can as Nasa releases some very clear colour images of a never-before-explored crater on the surface of the rocky planet. The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity arrived at the west rim of the Endeavour crater on Wednesday after a 13-mile journey which took three years. Scientists have said that the crater is 14 miles in diameter and more than 25 times wider than anything that the golf-buggy-sized robot has previously explored since it touched down on Mars in 2004. According to Nasa, the Endeavour crater offers access to older geological deposits than any Opportunity has seen before, and such research may be a clue as to whether there have ever been habitable conditions on the planet. This is the real view of the portion of the crater and looks just like a dry desert on Earth. This is the same photo present...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/new-pictures-of-huge-mars-crater...

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