Opportunity Reaches Big Crater

The last surviving Martian rover, Opportunity, is still roving. I find this mission to be simply amazing. Martian day 2681 on a mission expected to last just ninety. It’s almost silly. Except that it’s Mars–and Mars is definitely not the stuff of silly.

I used to surf to the official site regularly, but the excess of success has even produced an inner yawn in me. A couple thousand days past expectations–what’s another year?

Read the legacy of the Spirit rover here.

 

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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