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NASA’s Resilient Opportunity Rover Starts Martian Mountaineering

by Ken Kremer October 24, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter NASA’s super resilient Opportunity robot has begun a new phase in her life on the Red Planet – Martian Mountaineer! “This is our first real Martian mountaineering with Opportunity,” said the principal investigator for the rover, Steve Squyres of Cornell University, […]

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Opportunity Scaling Solander Mountain Searching for Science and Sun

by Ken Kremer September 29, 2013

NASA’s intrepid Opportunity rover has begun an exciting new phase in her epic journey – the ascent of Solander Point, the first mountain she will ever climb, after roving the Red Planet for nearly a decade. See the rovers tilted look-back view in our Sol 3431 mosaic above. Furthermore, ground breaking discoveries providing new clues […]

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Opportunity Rover Discovers Martian Habitable Zone Favorable for Pre-biotic Chemistry

by Ken Kremer June 11, 2013

On the cusp of the 10th anniversary since launching to the Red Planet, NASA’s long lived Opportunity rover has discovered a habitable zone on Mars that once coursed with ‘drinkable water’ and possesses the chemical ingredients necessary to support a path to potential Martian microbes. At a rock called “Esperance”, Opportunity found a cache of […]

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