Homehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/Sciencehttps://server7.kproxy.com/servlet/redirect.srv/sruj/smyrwpoii/p2/The remote possibility of remoteness on Mars is still in awe
The remote possibility of remoteness on Mars is still in awe
When we remember officially deadly Opportunity this week, one fact still seems to me: this machine has gone a huge 28 miles across the surface of another planet. And it did so in short, irritable nerves. Spread over 14 years, the 28 miles may not sound so much, but think of the many obstacles Oppy faces, including the tough 38 days that are spinning in a soft sand dune.
kilometers) on the Martian surface. This is more than the distance traversed by the Apollo lunar revolver (22.2 miles), the Soviet Lunar 2 (24 miles), the Twentieth Mile (12.3 miles), or the Opportunity partner from Spirit Spirit (4.8 miles). Enormous plains, sand dunes and craters are photographed along the way – and found evidence of the Red Planet's water.