January 04, 2005
Mars Junk, Mars Treasure

Space.com is carrying this update of Mars rover Opportunity's recent excursions. They've parked it next to its own heat shield, discarded nearly a year ago as the probe landed, to do research on how well the shield functioned and examine the soil changed by its impact. The article also notes the next goal for Opportunity is "etched" terrain to the south of Endurance crater, some 2 miles away from the rover's current location.

Pretty good for something that was only meant to last three months!

Posted by scott at January 04, 2005 08:16 AM

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