Opportunity drives within 20 meters of Santa Maria, spots alligator’s tail

Today Opportunity has driven to within 20 meters of Santa Maria crater, and the blocks around it are really, really cool-looking. This one is a dead ringer for the severed tail of an alligator (a comparison that UnmannedSpaceflight.com member Sunspot made first, but which I think will occur to a lot of people on their own). And no it’s not really an alligator’s tail. Or a stegosaurus’. It’s a rock.Click to enlarge >At Santa MariaOpportunity ….

URL: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002831/

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