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Happy 8th, Opportunity!
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This past Thursday, Time Magazine’s Jeffrey Kluger wrote a lovely homage to Opportunity, the little Mars rover that could. Who would have thought back on Jan. 25, 2004, when Opportunity bounced around the Martian surface on landing, that it would be still be chugging along eight years later? After all, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) designed the mission to only last a minimum of 90 days -- a year or two at most.