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Mars Rover Status – Spirit and Opportunity

Mars Rover

Mars Rover

Sadly, NASA announced yesterday that it has ended operational planning activities for the Mars Rover named Spirit.  The last time that Spirit communicated with Earth was on March 22, 2010 – over one year ago.  As Mars was heading into winter, Spirit became immobile and NASA was unable to adjust the tilt of Spirit’s solar panels to optimize the angle to capture the maximum amount of solar energy to keep the craft powered up. 

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