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Out-of-this-World records: driving distances on Mars an Moon

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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:40 PM
This chart illustrates comparisons among the distances driven by various wheeled vehicles on the surface of Earth's moon and Mars. Of the vehicles shown, the NASA Mars rovers Opportunity and Curiosity are still active and the totals for those two are distances driven as of May 15, 2013.

Opportunity is actually at 35.76 km (!), less than 2 km from the record of the old 1973 Lunokhod 2 (USSR)

It could be fun one day to see a robotic rover race on Mars ...

edit on 22-5-2013 by elevenaugust because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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So to sum it all up, we haven't even scratched the surfact of either planet yet.....

Not even 50 KM at a time? Man we got a lot of work ahead to find any kind of life! Unless that's all the distance traveled each time until we did find something?????????? I guess that's just me hoping....Not to mention HOPING we are actually told......Ah nevermind.....

This is some pretty cool info though! Good find!!

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