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showed the rock, which was white around the out­side and dark red in the mid­dle, and less than 5cm wide.

Sci­en­tists had sus­pected that one of Op­por­tu­nity’s wheels kicked the rock as it drove. They re­ceived con­fir­ma­tion af­ter analysing re­cent im­ages of the orig­i­nal piece of rock.

Op­por­tu­nity re­cently cel­e­brated 10 years on Mars. Its twin Spirit stopped com­mu­ni­cat­ing in 2010. – AP

urtheCast’s user ex­pe­ri­ence de­sign­ers Manel de la rosa Siles and Cole Mur­phy (right) work­ing on the com­pany’s web­site at their San Fran­cisco of­fice. – MCT/dai Sugano

The ‘jelly dough­nut’ rock (right) that set the In­ter­net abuzz was just part of a larger rock that was bro­ken and moved by the wheel of nasa’s Mars rover. – aP Photo/nasa

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