NASA's Mars rover Opportunity heading for its final destination

NASA's Mars rover Opporunity is headed for its final destination: the gigantic Endeavour crater, one that holds the promise of clay minerals and older geographic deposits never seen up close.

The huge crater is 14 miles wide and has always been the ultimate destination of the rover. Right now, the rover is only about 394 feet away from it, but you know how slow those vehicles can be when you're trying to control them from a different planet. It should make it to the rim later this week, sending back what will hopefully be some pretty spectacular shots of the epic hold in the ground.

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