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Mars Rover Opportunity is STILL Roving!


When I started writing The Mighty Mars Rovers, which was published June 2012, Spirit and Opportunity had defied all expectations and survived a full year past their expected three-month mission. Now, Opportunity, the little rover that could, is in its NINTH YEAR of exploring Mars. It has survived FIVE brutal Martian winters and is exploring a huge crater called Endeavor. Here is a great short video on Opportunity’s eight years exploring Mars.

And here’s where you can get updates on the amazing rover’s newest adventures and discoveries.

by Elizabeth Rusch

About Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity was her first book for the Scientists in the Field series, followed by Eruption! – about vulcanologists – scientists who study volcanoes--and her newest book, The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans. You can visit Liz online at

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