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The Opportunity rover has found the iron sixth meteorite .. / September 29, 2010 /

Mars rover «Opportunity» discovered on Mars iron meteorite, which was the sixth of the found device. It is reported portal

The researchers found the object when the rover has studied previous he found an iron meteorite — it happened on September 16. Before giving the command the probe to go on, scientists send him instructions to drive closer to the sixth of a meteorite. He was removed from the fifth to a distance of about 40 meters. «Opportunity» has to take some photos of the meteorite.

Analyzing the transmitted probe data, the experts are going to understand, are not found objects are part of a probe of the meteorite, and to clarify their ideas about the Martian atmosphere.

Rovers «Opportunity» and «Spirit» landed on Mars in 2004. It was planned that the device worked on the Red Planet 90 days, but the mission «Opportunity» is still ongoing. With «Spirits», which in April 2009, landed in a sand trap, the scientists have recently lost touch. Many experts doubt that he will survive the Martian winter.

«Opportunity» continue to move in a normal and transmit to Earth science data. In total, the unit passed over the surface of Mars over 23.3 kilometers.

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