Wednesday, January 4, 2012

LBK Post 030 NASA Rover Mission Marks 8 Pioneering Years on Mars

Pix CreditNASA's twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, 
are marking the passage of a big milestone 
eight years on the surface of Mars.


The golf-cart-size Spirit rover landed on the Red Planet eight years ago today (Jan. 3). Its twin, Opportunity, touched down three weeks later, on Jan. 25, 2004. The two robots were originally supposed to spend 90 days searching for signs of past water activity on Mars. 


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