It was only meant to last about three months, but NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover has officially clocked up 5,000 Martian days exploring the Red Planet. That’s a little over 5,151 Earth days in which the robotic geologist has traversed a record 28 mi (45 km) across the surface of Mars to unlock the secrets of the planet’s history and geology – and it’s not done yet. To commemorate this anniversary, New Atlas has put together a gallery of some of the mission’s highlights from the past 14 years.
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- Opportunity has close encounter with Martian dust devil
- NASA solves Martian rock mystery
- Opportunity rover completes Martian marathon
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- NASA working to fix Opportunity’s memory
- Mars Opportunity Rover sets off-world driving record