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Rover Examining Odd Mars Rocks at Valley Overlook

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Opportunity Rover path on Mars

This map updates progress that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is making toward reaching a driving distance equivalent to a marathon footrace.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity climbed last month to an overlook for surveying "Marathon Valley," a science destination chosen because spectrometer observations from orbit indicate exposures of clay minerals.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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