- Vostok (crater)
latitude = 1.9
N_or_S = S
longitude = 354.5
depth=Effectively zero - the crater is filled with sand
Vostok programmeof manned spaceflight.
Vostok is a crater on Mars that was reached by the rover Opportunity on sol 399 (
March 8, 2005). Vostok is located roughly 1200 meters south of Endurance in Meridiani Planum. The crater appears to have been covered up with sand by the winds on the red planet, but many rock outcrops are still visible from the surface.
While at Vostok, Opportunity investigated a rock dubbed "Gagarin", named for
cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. It also imaged a soil sample named " Laika". The rover left on Sol 404, and headed south towards Erebus - an eroded crater wider than Endurance, some "etched terrain" and an even larger crater, the 750-meter wide Victoria.The rover's Mini-TESinstrument was malfunctioning when it was near Vostok, however, the issues soon disappeared.
List of craters on Mars
Geography of Mars
Other craters visited by "Opportunity"
* [http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/ Mars Rovers website]
* [http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/mer/images.cfm?id=1530 Jet Propulsion Laboratory]
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