mardi 24 janvier 2017

Six Ways Opportunity is like a Teenager

NASA - Mars Exploration Rover B (MER-B) patch.

January 24, 2017

Six Ways Opportunity is like a Teenager

On January 24, 2017, the Opportunity rover celebrates her 13 years on Mars. On Earth, she's officially a teenager and has been behaving like one. For more info on the mission and to see images Opportunity sent back from the surface of Mars, visit

Image above: Artist's view of Mars Exploration Rover B (MER-B). Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Opportunity and NASA’s next-generation Mars rover, Curiosity, as well as three active NASA Mars orbiters, and surface missions to launch in 2018 and 2020 are steps in NASA's Journey to Mars, on track for sending humans there in the 2030s. JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, built Opportunity and manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. For more information about Opportunity, visit:

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Image (mentioned), Video, Text, Credit: NASA.


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