NASA’s veteran Mars rover driving to new spot

2013-06-07T16:04:00Z 2013-08-21T14:48:39Z NASA’s veteran Mars rover driving to new spotThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 07, 2013 4:04 pm  • 

LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Opportunity rover is rolling across the Martian surface again, leaving behind a clay-rich rock in search of more discoveries.

Mission managers said Friday that the plan calls for arriving at its new destination — 1ƒ miles to the south — by August so that the solar-powered rover can be in a favorable spot before the next Martian winter.

Opportunity has been exploring Endeavour Crater since 2011. It’s the largest of five craters examined by the six-wheel rover so far and contains some of the oldest deposits dating back to the first billion years of Mars’ history.

Read more in Saturday’s Arizona Daily Star or StarNet.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Activate

Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...

Event Calendar

Today's events | Add an event

Most viewed: