Three Years in the Eyes of a Mars Rover
October 12, 2011 Leave a comment
Here’s a video made up of photos of the Martian horizon, one photo taken each day over the course of a 3-year journey by the Mars Rover Opportunity. If you wanted to see what it would look like taking a field trip on Mars, here’s the closest you’ll get for a while.
Opportunity is the 3rd successful Mars Rover (all sent by NASA), and the only one still in communication with NASA. It’s been going strong for 7 and a half years. It’s solar-powered and, interestingly, incorporates metal from the World Trade Center. A nuclear-powered Mars Rover named Curiosity is set to launch at the end of the year.