[FPSPACE] Opportunity to overtake Lunokhod 2

Geoff Richards richards.gr at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 11:40:43 EST 2013


Adding up the announced distances gives 36.41 km, but at least one of the
numbers appears rounded to the nearest 100 m, so safer to say 36.4 km.

Geoff

On 24 January 2013 15:57, Erik Tronstad <Erik.Tronstad at nilf.no> wrote:

>  According to****
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunokhod_2****
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> Lunokhod 2 drove slightly more than 36 km on the lunar surface while alive.
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> How certain is this number?****
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> By 22. January 2013 NASA reports Opportunity has driven a total of 35.46
> km on Mars:****
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> http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-030****
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> It seems it's not long before Opportunity will be the new Solar System
> record holder in distance driven on the surface of another world than the
> Earth.****
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> Erik Tronstad****
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