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Title: Opportunity of a lifetime: NASA's 4,000 days roving Mars
Author(s): Schroeder, Christian
Keywords: Mars
Opportunity rover
Issue Date: 5-May-2015
Date Deposited: 23-May-2019
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
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.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
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