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Marathon Drive
Hugh Bollinger

Marathon Drive

Opportunity rover with drive route map (credit: JPL)

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTech produced a 10 year time-lapse video of NASA's Opportunity rover as it drove across Mars from 2004 to 2015. The video was created using a compilation of images gathered by the rover's hazard-avoidance cameras. It offers a rover's-eye-view of the Martian landscape during its wander covering ~26 miles from the original landing location. The marathon drive included stops along the way for scientific sampling and landscape photography. Opportunity stopped communicating with its JPL managers during a Mars-wide dust storm that blanketed its location in June 2018. The video is still super-cool to watch. WHB

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