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Rover Takes on Steepest Slope Ever Tried on Mars

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Opportunity rover shadow and tracks on Mars

A shadow and tracks of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity appear in this March 22, 2016, image, which has been rotated 13.5 degrees to adjust for the tilt of the rover.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity is driving to an alternative hillside target after a climb on the steepest slope ever tackled by any Mars rover.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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