Photos: Mars rovers still churning

Photos: Mars rovers still churning

Summary: Spirit and Opportunity mark a first anniversary on the red planet--well past their original 90-day life expectancy.

TOPICS: Processors

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  • grains of sand

    Both rovers together have taken more than 130,000 pictures of Mars. This image of an area 1.2 inches across was taken by Spirit's microscopic imager. The scale can show features as small as 4 one-thousandths of an inch.

  • Scylla

    Opportunity, which is about the size of a golf cart, recently captured this false-color panoramic view of a wind-blown ripple called "Scylla."

  • Kalavrita

    These before and after images depict an encounter by Opportunity's rock abrasion tool with a rock target dubbed "Kalavrita." The circle is about 1.8 inches across.

Topic: Processors

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