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Fraser
2009-Mar-05, 11:00 PM
***************Spirit is taking the long way around a*low plateau called “Home Plate,” after*loose soil at the edge blocked the shortest route south for the upcoming Martian summer and following winter.*The rover has begun a trek skirting at least partway around the*plateau instead of directly over it.NASA officials say even a*circuitous route to the destinations chosen [...]

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