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Spotlight on "El Capitan"


This image taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's panoramic camera shows the outcrop that sits just inside the small crater where the rover landed. Highlighted in black and white is the region dubbed "El Capitan," where scientists gained their first clues to the outcrop's watery past. The color portion of the image is low-resolution, and the black and white portion is high-resolution.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

Posted by at March 8, 2004 1:46 PM

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