Destination: Meridiani Planum NASA Science

On January 24, at about 9:05 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, NASA’s second rover is scheduled to arrive on Mars. Opportunity will land near the equator, on a plain known as Meridiani Planum. It’ll be halfway around the planet from Gusev Crater, where its twin, Spirit, is already feeding eager scientists as much data as it can transmit.