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Rover Reaches First Stop Inside Martian Crater

Posted September 27, 2007 1:42 PM

From MSNBC.com: Space News:

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has arrived at its first stop inside an expansive crater, where it is poised to reach out and touch what may be the ancient remains of the red planet's surface, mission managers said Wednesday. Opportunity is perched on the wall of Victoria Crater, a half-mile (about 800-meter) wide scar in the surface of Mars that has long been a goal for the six-wheeled NASA robot. The rover began its descent into the crater in earnest earlier this month, and now sits before a bright band of material that runs along Victoria's walls much like the ring around a bathtub, mission managers said.

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09/28/2007 7:54 PM

Too cool.

I met a kid who was getting her Associates Degree. I asked what she was going for and she said Astronomy. What a lucky kid. This is probably the most exciting time for that stuff and it's just going to get better

Anyhow, I can't believe those rovers are still going. Almost as good as my Ford.

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