Opportunity rover notches up 5,000 days on Mars and counting

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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