NASA’s Opportunity rover surpasses 5,000 Martian days on the Red Planet

Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9
February 19, 2018
The WyzeCam is a $20 security camera, and it just got better
February 19, 2018


On Saturday, NASA's Opportunity rover celebrated a monumental anniversary on its own on the surface of the red planet: it survived 5,000 Martian days. It is an incredibly significant milestone for the small wheel robot, given the fact that it was only expected to last only 90 days. Opportunity is just one of the two rovers currently operating on the Red Planet, along with NASA's Curiosity rover.
Opportunity launched at the top of a Delta II on July 7, 2003, along with a twin rover called Spirit. The pair then landed on Mars three weeks apart in January 2004, both going to opposite sides of the planet. On Opportunity's landing day, January 25, it was considered Sun 1, or the first Martian day for the rover. The term "sun" is used to …

Keep reading…

ICS
ICS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept that my given data and my IP address is sent to a server in the USA only for the purpose of spam prevention through the Akismet program.More information on Akismet and GDPR.