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“Whatever it is, I’m against it!”

Meanwhile… over in Spirit’s neighborhood, this via Astronomy Pic of the Day, Mars is in opposition!
Yes, Mars is opposed today, even as the Moon is full.

Explanation: Mars is at opposition tonight, opposite the Sun in planet Earth’s sky. Of … Continue reading

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More tests on Spirit: not encouraging

In case you missed this news about the intrepid little Mars Rover Spirit.
Further Tests Designed for Rover’s Right-Rear Wheel
December 07, 2009
A series of diagnostic tests on Spirit’s right-rear wheel on sols 2104 and 2105 (Dec. 3 and 4) investigated stalls … Continue reading

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“I think I can! I think I can!”

From Astronomy Pic of the Day comes a tale about The Little Mars Rover That Could!
Nereus Crater on Mars Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, JPL, NASA; Image Processing: Kenneth Kremer
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This is fun!
NEWS RELEASE: 2009-089                                                                                May 27, 2009
NASA Selects Student’s Entry as New Mars Rover Name
PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover, scheduled for launch in 2011, has a new name, thanks to a sixth-grade student from Kansas. Twelve-year-old … Continue reading

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