Friday, January 25, 2013

Endurance: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance "Runner"

Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day is an amazing thing. On January 25, 2004, MER Opportunity landed on Mars. It's been operating ever since. We've been on Mars for nine years. We've driven 22 miles, sampled rocks, taken pictures, learned out to teleoperate with a significant time delay and more.

That's pretty damn good for a ninety-day mission.

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