Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The latest news from Mars...

In January 2004 the Mars Exploration Rovers landed safely on the planet and began their 30-day mission. It was hoped that they would be able to travel for one kilometre, at a speed of about 40 metres a day, before packing up. Nearly three years on they are still working and the Opportunity has travelled so far that it has been able to leave the safe, flat terrain of its landing site and take this stunning photo. I still get excited about the fact that I'm looking at the surface of another planet.

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