Science Mars rover sets off-world driving record

The odometer on NASA's Opportunity Mars has topped 25 miles, breaking a distance record that had been previously held by a Soviet rover in 1973.

By , SPACE.com Senior Writer

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NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars has now boldly gone farther than any vehicle has before on the surface of another world, space agency officials announced today (July 28).