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Mars Rover Down? Spirit Stays Silent

March 30th, 2011 03:48 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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astroengine writes “One year after NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit stopped communicating with Earth, mission managers have announced that they will give the stranded rover one more month to send a signal before they scale back the search. But things aren’t looking good. In the words of JPL-based Mars rover driver Scott Maxwell, “Spirit was so close to us, just a year ago. Snap your fingers, and she’s a hundred million miles distant and we can’t even prove she’s alive.”"

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