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Terra Cognita

Bill Dunford • July 29, 2013 • 4

Pushing back the frontier, and filling in the blank spaces on the map.

Is Opportunity near Lunokhod's distance record? Not as close as we used to think!

Emily Lakdawalla • June 21, 2013 • 4

A few weeks ago, a press release from the Opportunity mission celebrated Opportunity's surpassing of the previous NASA off-world driving record. That record was set in December 1972 by the Apollo 17 astronauts aboard their Lunar Roving Vehicle. They seem very close to Lunokhod 2's stated 37-kilometer driving record, but hold your horses -- we now know Lunokhod went longer than we thought.

Dark No More: Exploring the Far Side of the Moon

Bill Dunford • April 29, 2013 • 3

The first human beings to see the mysterious "dark" side of the moon were not astronauts.

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