Opportunity on Mars has been working for 10 years

Opportunity on Mars has been working for 10 years

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Yes, time is running fast . I’ve only recently felt as if reading about the launch of this rover to the Red Planet . But from the moment when the Opportunity for the first time dropped to the surface of Mars , 10 years have passed . It happened January 25, 2004 . Since then, the rover has worked on the planet 40 times more than originally planned .

During this time, the rover drove 38.7 kilometers, could “see” 3556 Martian dawn, make many thousands of images transmitted to Earth , and also received evidence of the existence of water on the Martian surface . Last year , in early summer, just found evidence of the existence on Mars ( in the past) of fresh water.

It’s time to put in this post about this comic Mars Rover , where , according to the device , he will spend 90 days, after which its creators will be taken back to the rover … Although there are a continuation of this comic book , not sad , and very positive.

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The fact that the rover found on the Red Planet, wrote repeatedly as Habré and other resources , so it makes no sense to repeat . But perhaps the main achievement of the project «Opportunity» was a clear and repeated evidence that Mars in the distant past was warm planet with liquid water , which were all normal living conditions for microorganisms.

More recently, the rover could detect here the mysterious stone , which caused heated debates and discussions on the possible ways to enter this object in view of the rover .

What is left is to wish the device to work for another 10 years , and make even more discoveries. The same wish and “Curiosity ” rover , which is also working hard for the benefit of mankind.

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