Mars NASA 'Opportunity' Rover photo captures shadow, western rim of Endeavour Crater on red planet

NASA has released a new photo of the red planet snapped by the Mars Exploration Rover "Opportunity" using a low sun angle for a memorable view of a large Martian crater.

The new capture shows the rover's shadow in the foreground and a giant basin in the distance.

According to NASA, Opportunity is perched on the western rim of Endeavour Crater looking eastward.

NASA says the crater spans about 14 miles in diameter. Opportunity has been studying the edge of Endeavour Crater since arriving there in August 2011.

The scene is presented in false color to emphasize differences in materials such as dark dunes on the crater floor, according to NASA. This gives portions of the image an aqua tint.

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