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8 mysterious images of Mars

By: Katherine Butler on Oct. 11, 2010, 11:55 a.m.
rock outcropping at crater

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell

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Cape Verde

This false-color photo was taken by the Mars rover Opportunity on Oct. 29, 2007. Cape Verde can be seen jutting from the Victoria Crater in the Meridiani Planum, a plain located two degrees south of Mars' equator. Cape Verde is named for the places Ferdinand Magellan visited in his voyage around the world in the 16th century on a ship named Victoria.