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2009-05-22 15:38:14

Six years after landing on Mars, the rover Spirit is bogged down in Martian soil, researchers at Cornell University said, but Opportunity carries on. The vehicle (Spirit) seems to be in a unique combination of soft, sandy material and slopes that we haven't encountered yet, said Jim Bell, professor of astronomy and leader of the mission's Pancam color camera team. We're not calling this purgatory for Spirit yet, but it has that potential, Bell said. Spirit and its twin, Opportunity, have...


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