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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  • 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.

  • traverse course

    Early in the mission, scientists plotted a traverse course that would take Spirit up "Husband Hill." The route was chosen so that the rover's solar panels would face the Sun and the antenna would point toward Earth.

Topic: Processors

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