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Driving records on alien terrains

In honor of its Opportunity rover which has been doing some intensive Mars sightseeing for close to a decade, NASA came up with a infographic chart that showed the distances that have been embarked on by its other vehicles on terrains out there in space. The Opportunity has roved 35.760 kilometers around the rim of Mars’ Endeavour crater, well ahead of the Apollo 17 moon buggy’s 35.744 kilometers. Never mind that the Curiosity rover has managed just less than a kilometer so far since it landed in August; it has at least 14 years in its nuclear batteries to catch up.

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