Opportunity breaks NASA's 40-year record

  • PTI, Washington
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  • Updated: May 20, 2013 01:37 IST

Nasa's legendary Opportunity rover has broken a 40-year-old extraterrestrial distance record after nine years of hard Mars exploration. The tenacious six-wheeled robot has now travelled a record distance of 35.760 kilometre since landing on the red planet in 2004.

The team operating Opportunity received confirmation in a transmission from Mars that the rover drove 80 meters on Thursday, bringing Opportunity's  odometry since landing on Mars to 35.760 km.

 

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