Watch Opportunity’s full journey on Mars, in 8 minutes

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The science team for the Mars rover Opportunity have released an 8-minute movie compiled from the rover’s hazard-avoidance cameras. Enjoy!

One comment: There is a long stretch of territory south of Albuquerque, New Mexico called Jornada de Muerto, which means “Journey of Death” in English. It gets its name from its lack of water or life. This video makes that stretch of land look like a water park, strongly highlighting the utter barrenness of the Martian surface.


  • PeterF

    26.2 miles.
    The rover has run a marathon on Mars!

    I noticed a distinct lack of E-T tracks even though the rover tracks are clearly visible. But then again absence of proof is not proof of absence.

    Water stations have been set up in the Jornada del Muerta to assist the illegal aliens who mistakenly pass to the west of the Tularosa basin. Too bad the Martians haven’t set up similar aid stations for the Terrans yet…

  • Gealon

    Ah, there’s my favorite rover. 4000+ sols and still trucking.

    Nice find Robert. ^__^

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