Mars Rover Reaches Crater Sweet Spot
"We're going to take our time collecting the data ... We invested way too much effort in getting here to blow it by being hasty."
- Steve Squyres, principal investigator
Pasadena, California, USA - NASA's rover Opportunity has reached its first stop inside a huge Martian crater and was poised Thursday to carry out the first science experiments.
Ground controllers planned to send commands late in the day to the six-wheel robot to examine bright rock layers arranged like a bathtub ring within Victoria Crater.