Solutions to the Mars DVD Codes

The solutions for the secret codes on the Planetary Society DVDs located on the landers of the Spirit and Opportunity Mars Exploration Rovers. Have fun and read only if you've already tried to solve the codes.

Spirit DVD Code Solution

Spirit Sol 2 DVD photo: L4 (red) filter
Spirit Sol 2 DVD photo: L4 (red) filter On Sol 2, the rover's second Martian day, mission engineers commanded the Panoramic Camera (Pancam) instrument to capture four images of the DVD assembly. The four images were captured through four different filters: a red filter, a green filter, a blue filter, and an "empty" filter. This is the "L4" or red filter image. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell

Spirit DVD secret code solution: wish you were here.

Opportunity DVD Code Solution

Opportunity Sol 2 DVD photo: L4 (red) filter copy
Opportunity Sol 2 DVD photo: L4 (red) filter copy On Sol 2, the rover's second Martian day, mission engineers commanded the Panoramic Camera (Pancam) instrument to capture four images of the DVD assembly. The four images were captured through four different filters: a red filter, a green filter, a blue filter, and an "empty" filter. This is the "L4" or red filter image. NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell

Opportunity DVD secret code solution: explore to learn.

Red Rover Goes to Mars

The Planetary Society and the LEGO Company partnered to provide hands-on opportunities for students around the world to participate directly in real missions to Mars.