With Opportunity's arrival to the rim of Endeavour Crater, we prepare for our science activities by using HiRISE to perform a reconnaissance of the surrounding craters.
Not far to the south of Endeavour Crater lies Iazu Crater. The crater walls, which are better exposed than those of Endeavour, may provide a regional context for Opportunity's studies.
While it is in no way guaranteed that Opportunity will ever travel to Iazu Crater, the secrets revealed by taking this image may provide insight into the stratigraphy and structure of Endeavour Crater and help define the scientific campaign of Opportunity at Endeavour.
This is a stereo pair with ESP_022525_1775.
Photo credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona