Rover Opportunity Nearing Victoria Crater

Remember when NASA landed those two rovers on Mars a few years ago? The plan was to have them look around for a month or so to find signs of water and even life. Well, they’re still alive and kicking rolling.

The rover Opportunity is nearing the Victoria Crater. This is a big deal because Victoria Crater is one of the biggest craters on Mars. It’s estimated at half a mile wide and 230 feet deep. This will give Opportunity an, uh, opportunity to dig deeper into the Martian crust. The NASA scientists are hoping to be able to reach further back into the history of the Red Planet and to try to determine if life was supported there at one point.

What an Opportunity! Mars rover reaches new milestone [CNN]