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How did they get the mars landrover on mars?

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    Writer Riderposted 9 years ago

    Don't we have to travel to mars at lightspeed to get there? I'm not an expert in astronomy so please excuse me if my question sounds stupid it just puzzles me how we got the landrover there if we haven't broken the speed of limit.

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    mdvaldostaposted 9 years ago

    Got launched on a rocket and took a few months to get there. You don't have to travel at the speed of light or anything... same way we got to the moon... just took alot longer.

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      Writer Riderposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, that answers my question. Had astronomy in college and the prof said something about planets being lightyears away but he may have meant planets that are not in our solar system. It's been a while since I've had astronomy so I'll have to refresh my memory again.

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    naslund26posted 9 years ago

    Hello new to hub hi all you science lovers, I think it would take aprox 2.5 years to reach mars, and to get back deppending at where jupiter is at revolving around mars at the time, it would take about 18 months using jupiters gravity field to get back to earth.