Opportunity roves on Mars, sets a record for another world

July 31, 2014 7:31 AM

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Opportunity roves on Mars, sets a record for another world

“Farther than any other wheeled vehicle on another world”. That’s the record breaking boast of Opportunity – NASA’s Mars rover.

The ageing six-wheeled vehicle, which first landed on the Red Planet in 2004 has clocked 40 kilometres on the surface surpassing the benchmark set in 1973 by a Russian probe on the moon which covered 39 kilometres.

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