Mars Rovers Celebrate an Amazing Anniversary!
- 1/4/2009 |
- 10:00 am
It's hard to believe, but afterthey were expected to last perhaps three months, the twin Mars Rovers, named Spirit and Opportunity, this month celebrate their five year anniversary. Many of us remember their spectacular touchdown in January, 2004, as they literally bounced onto the surface in giant, inflatable balls.
Since then they have covered miles and miles of Martian terrain, and sent back more than a quarter of a million images. The extremely harsh winters on the red planet have taken their toll on the little robotic explorers, but somehow they have managed to live on.