Mars Rover Makes Detour, With Help From Above

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is chugging toward some interesting mineral deposits on the rim of a fresh crater, guided by a sharp set of eyes from above.
Opportunity arrived at Mars' Santa Maria crater in the last few days, and it should make it to the crater's southeast rim in a few weeks. Once there, it will investigate a patch of minerals that likely formed in the presence of water billions of years ago, researchers said here today (Dec. 16) during a press conference at the 2010 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union... Read More

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