Part 1 – Opportunity Investigating Bedrock and Spirit’s Headed for Bonneville Crater

"There is some interesting data from the bedrock!"

- Astrophysicist at JPL

Opportunity approached light-colored broken bedrock for close-up inspection. "Interesting data" will be reported this week. Image courtesy: NASA/JPL/Cornell.
Opportunity approached light-colored broken bedrock for close-up inspection. "Interesting data" will be reported this week. Image courtesy: NASA/JPL/Cornell.

February 10, 2004  Pasadena, California - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory:

Update on Spirit

Today, NASA/JPL reports that the Spirit rover in Gusev crater on Mars "broke the record for the farthest distance driven in one day on the red planet, traveling 21.2 meters (69.6 feet). Today's distance traveled shattered the Sojourner rover's previous record of 7 meters (23 feet) in one Martian day. Right now, Spirit is driving towards the crater-inside-the-Gusev-crater nicknamed Bonneville."

 

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