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NASA’s rover Opportunity completes its first Martian marathon in just 11 years

This year, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity completed the first Martian marathon – 26.219 miles or 42.195 kilometres. It took 11 years. Not bad for a vehicle that was not expected to survive its first Martian winter. Science@NASA used the occasion to make this video presentation of the highlights of the mission. 

Bill Condie

Bill Condie

Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.

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