Photo: Huge Mars Region Shaped by Water, Rover Mission Finds



A false-color image shows Cape St. Vincent, a feature of Mars's massive Victoria Crater.

After a dangerous descent into the crater, the Mars rover Opportunity has shown that the red planet once had a network of underground water spread across an area the size of Oklahoma, scientists announced in May 2009.

Photograph courtesy Steven W. Squyres


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