|The robotic rover Opportunity has chanced across another small crater on Mars.
Pictured above is Intrepid Crater, a 20-meter across impact basin
slightly larger than
Nereus Crater that
Opportunity chanced across last year.
The above image is in approximately true color but horizontally
compressed to accommodate a
wide angle panorama.
Intrepid Crater was named after the
lunar module Intrepid that carried
Apollo 12 astronauts to
Earth's Moon 41 years ago last month.
Beyond Intrepid Crater and past long patches of
rusty Martian desert lie peaks from the rim of large
Endeavor Crater, visible on the horizon.
If Opportunity can avoid ridged rocks and
it may reach Endeavour sometime next year.
Mars Exploration Rover Mission,