“In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it.” -John Archibald Wheeler
It’s been over a decade, nearly a hundred thousand turns of its wheels and an unprecedented journey that still continues. But finally, after all this time, the Mars Opportunity rover has arrived.
Not anyplace that isn’t just like something it’s seen hundreds of times before; this crater is run-of-the-mill if anything is. But after more than 10 years, Mars Opportunity has finally broken the distance record for a roving spacecraft of any type on a world other than our own!
Go take a look back at Opportunity, its story and its remarkable discoveries (and pictures) here.