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Fraser
2010-Dec-03, 08:00 PM
The footprints and rover tracks on the Moon will be there for millions of years, as there is no wind to blow them away. But Mars is a different story. Researchers looking at the tracks left by the two Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity have found that Mars wind storms can quickly erase any [...]

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slang
2010-Dec-03, 08:30 PM
Rather sobering for those that still hope to find Beagle 2 or MPL.

trinitree88
2010-Dec-04, 04:29 PM
The footprints and rover tracks on the Moon will be there for millions of years, as there is no wind to blow them away. But Mars is a different story. Researchers looking at the tracks left by the two Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity have found that Mars wind storms can quickly erase any [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/81204/mars-rover-tracks-erased-from-existence/)

Fraser. Actually though the moon has no atmosphere, the astronauts saw dust at sunrise from electrostatic levitation and I don't know if the footprints will last for millions of years, but they surely will outlast Martian ones. pete SEE:http://www.tbp.org/pages/publications/Bent/Features/Su06Bell.pdf