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Astro Bob blog: Mars Opportunity rover falters, may be on the chopping block

The aging Opportunity rover is having memory and money problems after more than 11 years on Mars. Is the end near?...

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Surprise landing! On January 25, 2004 the airbag-cushioned lander carrying the Opportunity rover came to rest smack in the middle of Eagle Crater. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photo colorized by the author. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The aging Opportunity rover is having memory and money problems after more than 11 years on Mars. Is the end near? 

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