Mars Opportunity To Complete Extraterrestrial Marathon
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The recent limelight has been stolen by ‘Curiosity’ and it might be forgotten that there is another rover, ‘Opportunity’, already active on Mars. ‘Opportunity’ is still going strong after over 8 years. The original project plan hoped that it would travel 600m or so in its lifespan.
However ‘Opportunity’ will soon surpass the 26 miles or so needed for a marathon run here on Earth and there are no plans for it to ends its mission yet. It’s sister rover ‘Spirit’ ceased being operational many years ago.