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Image 1 - Mars Rover Opportunity To Spend Winter Working At Greeley Haven
2012-01-06 07:23:31

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will spend the next several months at a site informally named "Greeley Haven." The site is an outcrop that provides a sun-facing slope to aid in maintaining adequate solar power during the rover's fifth Martian winter.

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2006-03-17 19:55:00

NASA's long-lived Mars rovers demand lots of care as they age and the Martian winter approaches. The period of minimum sunshine is more than 100 days away, but Spirit gets only enough power for about one hour per day of driving on flat ground. And the supply is dropping fast.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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