Mars Rover

Posted on November 1, 2005  Comments (1)

Mars Rover
Mars Rover Begins Climb Down From Summit (broken link removed)

After two months at the summit of Husband Hill, the six-wheeled rover is making its descent toward a basin to the south where it will explore an outcrop dubbed “home plate” that looks like a baseball diamond from orbit.

The solar-powered Spirit’s yearlong climb to the peak marked a major feat for the rover, which along with its twin, Opportunity, landed on opposite ends of the Red Planet in 2004 in search of evidence of the past history of water on the cold, dusty planet.

Image credit: NASA/JPL Artist’s concept of the Mars Exploration Rover on Mars.High Resolution Image

NASA Mars Exploration Rover site

One Response to “Mars Rover”

  1. CuriousCat: Mars Rovers Getting Ready for Another Adventure
    August 30th, 2007 @ 12:02 am

    These rovers just keep going. From a NASA press release last October: “NASA’s long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Spirit will finish its 1,000th Martian day Thursday, continuing a successful mission originally planned for 90 Martian days.”

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