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View Full Version : Opportunity Rover Starts Year 10 on Mars with Remarkable Science Discoveries



Fraser
2013-Jan-27, 09:30 PM
Image caption: Opportunity Celebrates 9 Years and 3200 Sols on Mars snapping this view panoramic view from her current location on ‘Matijevic Hill’ at Endeavour Crater. The rover discovered phyllosilicate clay minerals and calcium sulfate veins at the bright outcrops of ‘Whitewater Lake’, at right, imaged by the Navcam camera on Sol 3197 (Jan. 20, [...]

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ASTRO BOY
2013-Jan-27, 09:51 PM
In the future when we have well and truly colonised Mars, what will we do with these little pioneer trojans?
Leave them where they have finished and create a monument to their great service to mankind?....or haul them back to Earth.
An incredible fantastic achievement for both Spirit and Opportunity...
What did they cost?...who bloody cares, they have given ten fold back!