Nasa's Spirit rover signs off on Mars

Nasa's Spirit rover signs off on Mars

Summary: The space agency has finally given up hope on its Spirit rover, which landed on the red planet in 2004 and went on to make numerous significant scientific discoveries

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  • Mars 'dust devil'

    One of the more interesting phenomenoms encountered on Mars by Spirit was the existance of mini dust storms called "dust devils". Here is a series of images of one dust devil captured in 2007.

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  • Bedrock on Mars

    Bedrock shown in this image from 2004 reveals a complex geological history. Some of the rocks show signs of water erosion.

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  • Mars landscape

    In 2005, Spirit sent back this image of an area that contained sulfur and possibly a trace of water. It's most likely a volcanic deposit formed around gas vents.

    Photo credit: Nasa


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