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Mars Rover Spirit finds wet, violent past

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What's amazed me is that the rovers
by Steven Haninger / May 25, 2005 5:31 AM PDT

are still alive after it was initially thought they would gather so much dust on their solar panels that a few months life was probable. It's well over a year now. I read/heard something about windy periods (perhaps at night) that are blowing off the dust. I think it would be really impressive if somehow we could get these back to earth so our great grandchildren could marvel at how crude the technology was around Y2K.

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(NT) (NT) In a related story, 'Vger' is leaving the solar system.
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / May 25, 2005 1:12 PM PDT
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Better yet
by EdH / May 25, 2005 3:12 PM PDT

Our great grandchildren may be able to look at them on Mars! Part of the Martian History Tour.

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Never thought of that
by Steven Haninger / May 25, 2005 10:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Better yet

In my day (I hated when my parents said that:)), a field trip meant going to the library or art museum. ZZZZZzzzzz:)

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