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NASA's Opportunity rover was built for a three-month mission on Mars, but continues to return valuable scientific data 10 years later.

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read the article 'Opportunity Working in No-Flash Mode for Now'
Persistent computer resets and "amnesia" events on NASA's Mars Exploration rover Opportunity that have occurred after reformatting the robot's flash memory have prompted a shift to a working mode that avoids use of the flash data-storage system.
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Press Release 10/16/2014 NASA's Opportunity Rover Gets Panorama Image at 'Wdowiak Ridge' ››
Press Release 9/9/2014 Mars Rover Opportunity's Vista Includes Long Tracks ››
Mars Exploration Rovers Videos
read the article 'Opportunity's Long Tracks on Crater Rim'
Overhead and on-the-ground views of the 25-mile journey NASA's Opportunity Mars rover has made since landing in 2004.
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read the article 'Opportunity: 10 Years on Mars - Operating a Rover'
See how Mars Exploration Rover team members take on the demands of driving a rover millions of miles away from Earth.
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read the article 'Opportunity: 10 Years on Mars - Science'
Find out how the Mars Exploration Rover team traversed the Red Planet, examined the diverse environment and transformed our understanding of Mars.
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read the article '10 Years on Mars: How Spirit & Opportunity Affected Our Lives'
Some of the team members from NASA's Mars Exploration Rover project were still in college -- or even high school -- when the rovers landed in 2004. Hear their stories of becoming part of this remarkably long-lived and successful mission.
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read the article 'Opportunity on Mars: Eight years and counting'
NASA's Opportunity rover celebrates 8th anniversary on Mars.
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read the article 'Rovers Eye View of Three-Year Trek on Mars'
During the three-year trek of NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater, rover planners captured a horizon photograph at the end of each drive. 309 images taken during the 13-mile journey appear in this video.
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