Opportunity Mars Rover Treks Past 41 Kilometers Towards ‘Marathon Valley’

Artist's conception of a Mars Exploration Rover, which included Opportunity and Spirit. Credit: NASA

Artist’s conception of a Mars Exploration Rover, which included Opportunity and Spirit. Credit: NASA

The Opportunity Mars rover is busy on its wheels as it moves towards “Marathon Valley”, a location that could include clay minerals — a sign of past water in the region. After successfully passing 41 kilometers (25.47 miles) in total driving a few weeks ago, the rover is closing out its 11th year on Mars with guided and unguided drives towards that destination.

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