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41. Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Snoozes Past Viking, Opportunity Snaps Endeavour on Horizon

(Web Page; Mon Feb 18 12:56:00 CST 2019)

Mars Exploration RoversCredit: NASA / JPL-Caltech The Mars Exploration Rovers' fourth Martian winter is proving to be the harshest one yet and Spirit and Opportunity are getting colder than ever before. With temperatur...

Description: The Mars Exploration Rovers' fourth Martian winter is proving to be the harshest one yet and Spirit and Opportunity are getting colder than ever before. With temperatures on the Red Planet dropping in April and the Martian winter solstice still two weeks away, the season has turned into a shivering nail-biter.

42. Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Begins Hibernation Probably, Opportunity Roves On to Endeavour Crater

(Web Page; Mon Feb 18 12:56:00 CST 2019)

Mars Exploration RoversCredit: NASA / JPL-Caltech March seems to have come in like a lamb and gone out like a lion on the Red Planet this year as the Mars Exploration Rovers trudged deeper into their fourth winter. Whi...

Description: March seems to have come in like a lamb and gone out like a lion on the Red Planet this year as the Mars Exploration Rovers trudged deeper into their fourth winter. While Opportunity finished up work at Concepcin Crater and shifted into gear back on the road to Endeavour Crater, Spirit finished up winter preparations and carried out a limited winter agenda before shifting, it appears, into hibernation mode.

43. Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Begins Extraction Process

(Web Page; Mon Feb 18 12:56:00 CST 2019)

Mars Exploration RoversCredit: NASA / JPL-Caltech On Monday, November 16, 2009, Mars Exploration Rover Spirit will begin the much-anticipated, weeks-long process of extricating itself from a patch of powdery soil that ...

Description: On Monday, November 16, 2009, Mars Exploration Rover Spirit will begin the much-anticipated, weeks-long process of extricating itself from a patch of powdery soil that stopped it in its tracks six months ago. It will begin by driving forward to the north, following its tracks out, even though its right front wheel is broken and immobilized.

44. Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Suffers Unwanted Computer Reboots, Hunkers Down for Reformat

(Web Page; Wed Sep 03 20:04:00 CDT 2014)

Mars Exploration Rover NASA / JPL-Caltech / Maas Digital Editor's note: As this Update was being prepared for posting, NASA announced that Opportunity had won extended mission funding to continue to explore the ancient clays on the...

Description: After setting the new off-Earth rover distance record in July, Opportunity roved on in August, driving south along the eastern edge of Endeavour Crater's western rim to Wdowiak Ridge on its journey to the next big destination, Marathon Valley.

45. Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Snoozes through September , Opportunity Bolts Past Halfway Mark to Endeavour Crater

(Web Page; Mon Feb 18 12:56:00 CST 2019)

Mars Exploration RoversCredit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Maas Digital As Opportunity picked up the pace to Endeavour Crater this month and crossed the halfway point on the long journey from Victoria Crater and Spirit contin...

Description: As Opportunity picked up the pace to Endeavour Crater this month and crossed the halfway point on the long journey from Victoria Crater and Spirit continued sleeping in hibernation mode, the Mars Exploration Rovers chalked up their 81st month of what was supposed to have been just a three-month tour of the Red Planet.

46. Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Mission Celebrates 7 Years of Exploration

(Web Page; Tue Jul 16 17:12:00 CDT 2013)

Seven years ago this month, Spirit bounced down onto the surface of the Red Planet, rolled to a stop upright, and beeped home, ready to roll. Three weeks later, Opportunity not only bounced down safely and right into a small crater, but ...

Description: Seven years ago this month, Spirit bounced down onto the surface of the Red Planet, rolled to a stop upright, and beeped home, ready to roll. Three weeks later, Opportunity not only bounced down safely and right into a small crater, but opened its "eyes" to see what the Mars Exploration Rovers had been sent to find signs that water had once flowed there.

47. Mars Exploration Rover Update: Opportunity Quietly Completes 9 Years Uncovering More Evidence of Water

(Web Page; Sat May 25 15:41:00 CDT 2013)

Mars Exploration Rover NASA / JPL-Caltech / Maas Digital With its robot nose to the Martian grindstone, Opportunity completed its ninth year of working on Mars in January, making another significant science discovery in tiny white ...

Description: With its robot nose to the Martian grindstone, Opportunity completed its ninth year of working on Mars in January, making another significant science discovery in tiny white veins on Matijevic Hill as the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission rolled on into Year 10.

48. Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Sleeps Soundlessly, Opportunity Turns a Corner

(Web Page; Mon Feb 18 12:56:00 CST 2019)

Mars Exploration RoversCredit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Maas Digital Winter lingers in the southern hemisphere of the Red Planet, but the Sun is beginning to rise higher in the sky and temperatures are slowly rising, signs...

Description: Winter lingers in the southern hemisphere of the Red Planet, but the Sun is beginning to rise higher in the sky and temperatures are slowly rising, signs the Mars Exploration Rovers are heading into spring. While Spirit continued hibernating, Opportunity took in the warmth of the Sun, captured its first dust devil, and picked up the pace in Meridiani Planum on the long journey to Endeavour Crater. Together, the rovers marked six and a half years of exploration.

49. Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Turns Wheels, Opportunity Rests at Rare Martian Rock

(Web Page; Mon Feb 18 12:56:00 CST 2019)

Mars Exploration RoversCredit: NASA / JPL-Caltech The Mars Exploration Rovers managed to make history and uncover history in November – and that put both Spirit and Opportunity in the planetary exploration spotli...

Description: The Mars Exploration Rovers managed to make history and uncover history in November and that put both Spirit and Opportunity in the planetary exploration spotlight during the 71st month of an overland expedition that was supposed to be a three-month tour.

50. Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Hibernates Still, Opportunity Pulls into Cambridge Bay

(Web Page; Mon Feb 18 12:56:00 CST 2019)

Mars Exploration RoversCredit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Maas Digital With the Sun beginning to warm the landscape in the southern hemisphere of the Red Planet and winds whipping up here and there forming dust devils that k...

Description: With the Sun beginning to warm the landscape in the southern hemisphere of the Red Planet and winds whipping up here and there forming dust devils that kick the powdery, rust-colored topsoil into the atmosphere, the Mars Exploration Rovers have been experiencing sure signs of a Martian spring this month.

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