Spirit and Oppy

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Roaming the Red Planet on six wheels since Jan 2004. The official mission Twitter of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers.

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Oppy arrived at the mysterious rock. It is a meteorite! Next up: Oppy investigates with her robotic arm.

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1440 days ago

Oppy arrived at the mysterious rock. It is a meteorite! Next up: Oppy investigates with her robotic arm.

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dogboyralph01 1436 days ago

wow

JojiMyers 1438 days ago

Found it based on new programming. "self-directed" I read. Call it "Serpent Head" after Ohio mound?

JojiMyers 1439 days ago

Bounced serendipitously off Phobos or Deimos? There's one in Africa like it, though < situ + Mecca

lockia98 1439 days ago

It looks like metal..... Greate pic.

GrahamYapp 1439 days ago

How big do you think it is? Hard to judge from the photo itself.

sanduleak_1 1439 days ago

Buon lavoro Oppy!!!!

cgdoherty 1439 days ago

so I'm puzzled: why is the meteorite just there on a nice flat surface? shouldn't it be in a hole/crater? Or has it been there so long, the terrain above and around it has eroded/shifted away?

brobof 1439 days ago

Oooh Star Iron. How's Oppy set for making a magical sword! :)

Monk4Now 1439 days ago

It is metalic looking. It is part of a crashed alien space craft. Underneath it you will find strange symbols & a part number.

SpetsnazSniper 1439 days ago

Ya. Most Meteorites are Metallic, Heavy in Iron with a small percent of Nickel most often.

mianzel 1439 days ago

This is ultra cool!!!

Lifesabeach 1439 days ago

This is so cool!

wtgallagher 1439 days ago

Parts of the "rock" look metallic - I wonder...

Legz66 1440 days ago

*pets Oppy* good Job there!

sajeffe 1440 days ago

Nice job, Oppy! Great photography, too! Bet ya can't wait to get ur paws on it! #opportunity

crazypill 1440 days ago

Seems so familiar.

rmichem 1440 days ago

I wonder what under that rock?

OriginalColin 1440 days ago

It annoys me that a machine millions of miles away can take much (MUCH) better photographs than I

eigenseide 1440 days ago

It blows me away that this is a picture from the surface of MARS! So very cool! Amazing!

3rkid 1440 days ago

Exciting!