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Roaming the Red Planet on six wheels since Jan 2004. The official mission Twitter of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers.
971 days ago
Oppy arrived at the mysterious rock. It is a meteorite! Next up: Oppy investigates with her robotic arm.
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Found it based on new programming. "self-directed" I read. Call it "Serpent Head" after Ohio mound?
Bounced serendipitously off Phobos or Deimos? There's one in Africa like it, though < situ + Mecca
It looks like metal..... Greate pic.
How big do you think it is? Hard to judge from the photo itself.
Buon lavoro Oppy!!!!
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?
Oooh Star Iron. How's Oppy set for making a magical sword! :)
It is metalic looking. It is part of a crashed alien space craft. Underneath it you will find strange symbols & a part number.
Ya. Most Meteorites are Metallic, Heavy in Iron with a small percent of Nickel most often.
This is ultra cool!!!
This is so cool!
Parts of the "rock" look metallic - I wonder...
*pets Oppy* good Job there!
Nice job, Oppy! Great photography, too! Bet ya can't wait to get ur paws on it! #opportunity
Seems so familiar.
I wonder what under that rock?
It annoys me that a machine millions of miles away can take much (MUCH) better photographs than I
It blows me away that this is a picture from the surface of MARS! So very cool! Amazing!
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