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From the rover's perspective on the inside slope of the western rim of Endeavour Crater, the milestone sunrise will appear over the basin's eastern rim, about 14 miles (22 kilometers) away. Opportunity has driven over 28 miles (45 kilometers) from its landing site to its current location about one-third of the way down "Perseverance Valley," a shallow channel incised from the rim's crest of the crater's floor. The rover has returned about 225,000 images, all promptly made public online.
"We've reached lots of milestones, and this is one more," Callas said, "but more important than the numbers are the exploration and the scientific discoveries."
The mission made headlines during its first months with the evidence about groundwater and surface water environments on ancient Mars. Opportunity trekked to increasingly larger craters to look deeper into Mars and father back into Martian history, reaching Endeavour Crater in 2011. Researchers are now using the rover to investigate the processes that shaped Perseverance Valley
In the 14 years since landing on Mars Opportunity has traveled 28 miles , taken over 225,000 photos , drilled countless Martian rocks and suffered with memory and technical problems but still she carries on largely forgotten but endlessly searching.
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: gortex
It's really amazing I was just watching a documentary and Opportunity really had luck so far. Excited to see what adventures lay ahead of her.
originally posted by: ArMaP
originally posted by: intrptr
Can we see the spectra of all those drilled rocks?
I don't know if it shows all, but here you have access to the photos and other data gathered by Opportunity.