On Saturday, February 17, NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover was marked for the operation of the 5,000th local day (SL), which was originally designed to remain for only 90 SLL after the landing date of January 2004. It was done, but rather the marathon – the length of its surroundings and the huge overall photo of the surface of your new world.
Now, 28 miles (45 kilometers) from its original, covered landing site continue to provide opportunities for scientific data about Mars, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory wrote in a blog post:
A Martin “soul” is about 40 minutes longer than Earth Day, and a Martin year lasts approximately two years of Earth. Opportunity Sol 1 Landing Day, January 25, 2004 (which is Universal Time, it was January 24 in California). The Prime Mission was held in the last round of 90 SLL. NASA did not expect the rover to survive through a winter of Mars. The launch of the Seoul 5,000 will begin on Friday, with Universal Time, a few hours later with the 4,999th mountain. The opportunity has worked actively through the eighth Mongolian winter’s lowest energy months.
According to JPL, 225,000 photos are now taken on the occasion, in which NASA also included a recent selfie photo on Friday.
It has also been drilled in the rocks of Mars and repeatedly it has been revealed that the surface of the planet had liquid water on one side. However, its twin rover, the soul sent its last broadcast in 2010 after being trapped in the sand and lost power, the opportunity continues to thank Marian winds which cleans the dust from its solar panels. Sometimes it experiences an important place such as 19 weeks are stuck in one place, space dot reported, or is stuck in a race tune. Regarding the occasion, NASA’s controllers have to redirect the rover from time to time for better performance of the sunlight.
The ship’s instruments of NASA, Spirit, and Opportunity included four spectrometers and rock friction equipment, providing much more information about the structure of Mars surface and its weather pattern:
With Rovers’ data, mission scientists have reconstructed an ancient past, when Mars was roaming in the water. Souls and opportunities are the evidence for each of the past wet conditions that could possibly support microbial life.
The opportunity for “Eagle” and “endurance” craters have been studied for evidence of the previous inter-dune plaque lakes, which were evaporated to make sulfate-rich sand. This sand was rotated with water and wind, fixed in rock, and was soaked with groundwater.
However, after the initial journey of the soul in the Gusev Crater, after reaching “Columbia Hills”, more basaltic settings were detected, Rover saw various types of rocks, indicating that early Mars, effects, explosive volcanoes and subsurface water Were the specialty of. The unusual appearance of the soil of the soil is very salty and affected by the previous water. On “Home Plate”, the “Inner basin” of “Columbia Hills” explores the nature of a circular feature, which provides thin-layered rocks in the form of geographical strength to be found as an opportunity.