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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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8 years on mission and opportunity takes a picture like this, amazing:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18181200

Posted May 24, 2012, 20:49:18 PM Logged
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Offline Data
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Re: Opportunity


I like that, nice find DD  thumbsup

Posted May 24, 2012, 21:34:24 PM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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Re: Opportunity


That thing must have been made by Timex, I swear! Smiley

Posted May 25, 2012, 01:43:58 AM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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Re: Opportunity


Their main mission was for 1 year. In 2004.

They gave up on Spirit last year. It had had a dodgy wheel/bearing for a number of years to that point.

Good to see Opportunity still working.

Here's the pic archive for Spirit and Opportunity.

Posted May 25, 2012, 17:38:24 PM
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Offline DaveMorton
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Re: Opportunity


Thanks for the links, Snowy. I'll be sure to check them out. Smiley

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