Thursday, March 26, 2015

NSA just made another history as it won the first marathon on Mars!!!!!


Nasa’s Opportunity rover has just completed the first marathon on Mars, albeit in the relatively snail-like time of 11 years and two months.
Nevertheless, the feat of clocking 26.2 miles is seen as something of a landmark for the Martian explorer which has already travelled further than any other rover.
so far,This is the first time any human enterprise has exceeded the distance of a marathon on the surface of another world
. A first time happens only once.
Opportunity rover, marathon, mars
According to John Callas, Opportunity project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Opportunity has been exploring the Red Planet since January 2004 - far exceeding its expected mission length - analysing the geology and water on Earth’s neighbour.
The rover has spent the last four years traversing the giant Endeavour crater and it now sits in Marathon valley (see above) - so-named after Opportunity’s recent achievement.

According to a press release from Nasa, employees at the space agency’s JPL now plan to complete a marathon-length relay at their laboratory next week to celebrate.
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