What a Rover Looks Like After a Decade on Mars

By Eric Limer on at

Curiosity is the trendy name in the realms of Mars roving, but the Opportunity rover was doing it long, long before.

Just yesterday Opportunity hit its ten-year anniversary on Mars—it left Earth ten years ago in July.
Not bad for a mission that was originally intended to last a mere three months. In celebration it sent back a selfie.

This is how it looks to spend ten years crawling around in the Red Planet's dust. [JPL]