List of surface features of Mars visited by Spirit and Opportunity

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The crater Lahonten near the Columbia Hills, photographed by the Spirit navcams in May 2004
Cape Verde at the crater Victoria, photographed by the Opportunity navcams in August 2008

The Mars Exploration Rover mission successfully landed and operated the rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the planet Mars from 2004 to 2018. During Spirit's six years of operation and Opportunity's fourteen years of operation, the rovers drove a total of 52 kilometres (32 miles) on the Martian surface, visiting various surface features in their landing sites of Gusev crater and Meridiani Planum, respectively.[1][2][3][4]









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  1. ^ "Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Home". Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Exploratorium. "MER Tools of the Trade | Return to Mars | Exploratorium". Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Opportunity: Longest-Running Mars Rover". Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Evidence of Water Found on Mars". Astrobiology Magazine. March 3, 2004. Archived from the original on September 19, 2020. Retrieved March 27, 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)