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Opportunity Rover to Spend 7th Anniversary at Stadium-size Crater

January 6, 2011

The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has been photographed beside a 100-meter-diameter Martian crater by the high-resolution camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Opportunity will explore the Santa Maria crater over the next several weeks. January serves as an important milestone for Opportunity and its twin, Spirit: This month, both rovers are celebrating their seventh anniversaries on Mars. credit: NASA