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The Curiosity rover at a sandstone target nicknamed "Windjana" (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

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Sending Mars Rovers on a 'Walkabout' Could Boost Their Science Output

Rovers have limited time on Mars, so to optimize the science returns, geologists on Earth are devising new strategies for NASA's rover drivers to find the ripest areas of study.

February 1, 2017
3:39 PM EST
The Opportunity rover has been making tracks and science history on the Red Planet for more than 13 years (NASA/JPL-Caltech)