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Nasa's Veteran Mars Rover Ready to Start 10th Year


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Matijevic Hill area, Mars

As NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity neared the ninth anniversary of its landing on Mars, the rover was working in the 'Matijevic Hill' area seen in this view from Opportunity's panoramic camera (Pancam).

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, one of the twin rovers that bounced to airbag-cushioned safe landings on Mars nine years ago this week, is currently examining veined rocks on the rim of an ancient crater.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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