Volume 91 Issue 28 | p. 28
Issue Date: July 15, 2013

Opportunity Keeps Knocking

Nearly 10 years in, a mars rover starts yet another mission
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Mars, rover, Opportunity, water, clay minerals, Solander Point

Just 90 days after a robotic vehicle called Opportunity set down on Mars, the rover had finished its primary mission. It wasn’t designed to last much longer than that, so scientists knew they might soon have to say good-bye to the rover. Little did they know that the rover wasn’t ready to say good-bye to them.

It’s now been a decade since the National Aeronautics & Space Administration launched Opportunity . . .

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