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Mars Rover Opportunity Set To Roll Into Its Ultimate Crater 48

coondoggie writes "NASA's Mars rover Opportunity will likely peer over the rim of its ultimate destination this week, the huge Endeavour crater. According to a NASA post late last week, Opportunity was only about 120 meters from 'Spirit Point,' the first landfall on the rim of Endeavour crater."
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Mars Rover Opportunity Set To Roll Into Its Ultimate Crater

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  • by JoshuaZ ( 1134087 ) on Monday August 08, 2011 @03:51PM (#37026104) Homepage
    The crater is steep. It will be extremely difficult to get Opportunity out of the crater after it goes in. And there's a massive amount of interesting stuff in the crater to look at. Opportunity also has some functional difficulties (although it has so far been much more functioning than its sister Rover spirit). It is likely that the rover will break before we run out of interesting stuff to look at in the crater.

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