It took twelve years, but the Opportunity Rover has climbed up the edge of Knudsen Ridge on Mars. The view is great — steep ridges, a dramatic slope, and the far lip of¬†Endeavour Crater shaping the horizon.

The Mars Opportunity Rover approaching Knudsen Ridge. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Mars Opportunity Rover approaching Knudsen Ridge. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The rover is picking up its pace for research as it eases out of a long, cold winter on reduced power. Catch up on Opportunity’s adventures in 2015 at the Planetary Society.

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