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NASA's 9/11 Memorial On Mars Is Simply Out Of This World

It's located 140 million miles from New York City.

12/09/2016 2:45 PM AEST | Updated 12/09/2016 2:45 PM AEST
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: The 'Tribute in Light' illumiinates the skyline of Lower Manhattan as seen from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, September 11, 2016 in New York City. Throughout the country services are being held to remember the 2,977 people who were killed in New York, at the Pentagon and in a field in rural Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

As the U.S. commemorated the 15-year anniversary of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, NASA shared a tribute in a place far beyond America’s borders.

NASA shared a photo on Facebook Sunday that showed the Mars Exploration Rover Mission’s memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.

The photo was originally taken and shared with the world on Sept. 11, 2011, during the 10-year anniversary of the attacks. The memorial, located on the abrasion tool on the Opportunity rover, is an image of the American flag on a cable guard made of aluminum recovered from Ground Zero.

Back in 2001, workers at Honeybee Robotics, which was located less than a mile from the World Trade Center, built the rover’s rock abrasion tool.

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