astrophotography

The Sheer Distance Opportunity Roved Across Mars Still Has Us In Awe

As we remember the now-officially-dead Opportunity rover this week, one fact keeps sticking out to me: That machine travelled a whopping 45km across the surface of another planet. And it did so in short, nerve-wracking spurts. Spread over the course of 14 years, 45km may not sound like that much,…