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Opportunity of a lifetime: NASA's 4,000 days roving Mars

Citation

Schroeder C (2015) Opportunity of a lifetime: NASA's 4,000 days roving Mars. The Conversation. 05.05.2015.

Abstract
First paragraph: NASA’s exploration rover Opportunity landed on Mars more than 11 years ago, in January 2004, with what then seemed like ambitious goals: to survive 90 Martian days and drive 600 metres. Opportunity has since driven the first off-Earth marathon (42.2 kilometres, or just over 26 miles) and just passed through its 4,000th Martian day – known as a sol on the Red Planet, lasting 40 minutes longer than on Earth.

Keywords
Mars; Curiosity; Opportunity rover

Notes
https://theconversation.com/opportunity-of-a-lifetime-nasas-4-000-days-roving-mars-41062

StatusPublished
Publication date31/05/2015
Publication date online31/05/2015
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29560
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of publicationLondon