Friday, January 23, 2015

11 Years Of Opportunity On Mars

The mission of the Mars Rover Opportunity, originally expected to last 3 months, will soon reach the 11-year mark.  Unless I'm mistaken, that's 11 Earth years.  From CNET:
On Sunday, NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity will mark its 11-year anniversary on the Red Planet. To celebrate -- as only a Mars rover can -- it has used its Pancam (fancy name for its panoramic camera) to snap this wide view from atop "Cape Tribulation," a part of Endeavour Crater's rim that sits at a height of 440 feet. That's 80 percent of the height of the Washington Monument, NASA says.
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