Aimee Copeland (left) has had her left leg, other foot and both hands amputated in her battle against a flesh-eating bacteria she developed after a fall from a west Georgia zip line May 1. (aimeecopeland.com/Screengrab)
"It just mimics so well a natural hand that it really just reminds me of before the accident, how I would have done things," she told CNN.
Part of the Mars panorama released by NASA that combines 817 images taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. (NASA/Courtesy)
Opportunity has been rolling around the Red Planet since January 2004, and this week its odometer hit 22.220 miles, pushing past the previous distance record set by the Apollo 17 moon rover in December 1972.
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