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Mars Sites Named in Memory of Bruce Murray

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Mars Rover Teams Dub Sites in Memory of Bruce Murray

Features on Mars important to the missions of NASA's two active Mars rovers are now called "Murray Ridge" and "Murray Buttes," in honor of influential planetary scientist Bruce Murray (1931-2013).

The rover Opportunity, which has been roaming Mars for nearly a decade, is currently climbing Murray Ridge, part of an uplifted crater rim. NASA's newer rover, Curiosity, is headed toward Murray Buttes as the entryway to that mission's main destination.

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An obituary of Dr. Murray can be found HERE in the In Memoriam topic.


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