The robotic arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity casts a shadow on a rock outcrop called 'Chester Lake.' The rock is on a low ridge called 'Cape York,' which is a segment of the western rim of Endeavour crater.
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Shadow Across 'Chester Lake' on Endeavour Rim, Sol 2710

The robotic arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity casts a shadow on a rock outcrop called "Chester Lake" in this image taken by the rover's front hazard-avoidance camera. The image was taken during the 2,710th Martian day, or sol, of Opportunity's work on Mars (Sept. 8, 2011).

Chester Lake, an exposure of bedrock on the rim of Endeavour crater, is the second rock approached by Opportunity for close inspection since the rover arrived at Endeavour in August 2011 after a three-year trek. The rock is on a low ridge called "Cape York," which is a segment of the western rim of Endeavour crater. Endeavour is about 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter.

Image details

ID#:
PIA14751

Date added:
2011-09-14

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)

Spacecraft:
Opportunity

Instruments:
Hazard Identification Camera

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech