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In this black and white image, Victoria Crater takes up most of the middle and left side of the frame.  The crater is large and its rim is scalloped and made up of a series of inlets.  In the middle of the crater is a field of bright, wavy dunes.  Around the crater are the tracks of the Opportunity rover.  They are bright, thin lines that are etched into the martian surface surrounding the crater.
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Tracks left by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it traveled along the rim of Victoria Crater can be seen clearly in this image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

This is a subframe of a larger image that the camera acquired on June 26, 2007. The larger image will be released as HiRISE catalogue number PSP_004289_1780 after geometric processing.

Opportunity first approached Victoria Crater at an alcove informally named "Duck Bay" (see tracks at left). It then drove along the crater's sinuous edge in a clockwise direction before heading back to Duck Bay, where it is expected to enter the crater in early July 2007.

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