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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:

1. EAGLE CRATER: 

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

 

2. ENDURANCE CRATER:

Karl Tate
Karl's association with SPACE.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. Starting in 2010, Karl has been TechMediaNetwork's infographics specialist across all editorial properties.  Before joining SPACE.com, 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. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Karl on Google+.

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