3 Fun and Cheap Road Trips
Why spend a mint on your next vacation? Your perfect road trip is waiting. Hop into a car and enjoy one of these three great getaways to Texas Hill country, the Pacific Northwest or small-town New England.
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity used its panoramic camera to record the East Rim of Endeavor Crater, on October 31, 2010.
The Opportunity rover used its panoramic camera to record the East Rim of Endeavor Crater, on October 31, 2010. The view is presented in false color to make differences in surface materials more visible. A portion of Endeavour Crater's eastern rim, nearly 19 miles (30 km) distant, is visible.
Tiny spherules pepper a sandy surface in this 3-centimeter (1.2-inch) square view of the Martian surface.
Tiny spherules, photographed by Opportunity, pepper a sandy surface in this 1.2-in (3 cm) square view of the Martian soil. Nicknamed "blueberries" by mission scientists, the little pellets are actually hematites, an iron oxide typically formed in standing water—of which Mars once had plenty.
Spirit obtained this view of the area called Home Plate while parked atop Husband Hill.
Spirit obtained this view of the area called Home Plate while parked atop a formation called Husband Hill. The colors emphasize differences in rock weathering. A large dust devil appears as the V-shaped discoloration in the sky at the top right.