Happy Anniversary, Opportunity

NASA_Mars_Rover_OpportunityJuly 7 marks ten years since the Mars rover Opportunity lifted off from Earth.  Like many snow birds, she is now headed for a sunnier slope to pass the Martian southern hemisphere winter.   Getting there will take Opportunity past exposed layers of rock, “like walking up to a road cut where you see a cross section of the rock layers.”  The traditional gift for a tenth anniversary may only be tin or aluminum, but Opportunity is giving golden data.  http://1.usa.gov/1bdbWBi

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