Inside Opportunity's Record-Setting Marathon Drive on Mars (Infographic)

Chart shows highlights of Opportunity's marathon drive.
Opportunity completed the distance covered in the traditional foot-race. (Image credit: By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

After 11 years and 2 months, NASA’s Opportunity rover has completed a record 26.2-mile (42.2 kilometers) drive across Mars. Some highlights along the way:


After landing, Opportunity found signs of acidic water in Mars’ ancient past.



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Karl Tate contributor

Karl's association with goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. From 2010 to 2016, Karl worked as an infographics specialist across all editorial properties of Purch (formerly known as TechMediaNetwork).  Before joining, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University and now works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.