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Shadow of a Martian Robot

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

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    Shadow of a Martian Robot
    Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, JPL, NASA

    Explanation: What if you saw your shadow on Mars and it wasn't human? Then you might be the Opportunity rover currently exploring Mars. Opportunity and sister robot Spirit have been probing the red planet since early 2004, finding evidence of ancient water, and sending breathtaking images across the inner Solar System. Pictured above, Opportunity looks opposite the Sun into Endurance Crater and sees its own shadow. Two wheels are visible on the lower left and right, while the floor and walls of the unusual crater are visible in the background. Opportunity and Spirit have now spent over four years exploring the red world, find new clues into the wet ancient past of our Solar System's second most habitable planet.




    (Via NASA)
     
  2. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    The more I look at that photo, the more it comes to mind that the Energizer Bunny's got nothing on the Mars' rovers........hard to believe those robots have been up there for what, 4 yrs. now, and they're still running? (y) :eek: :eek:
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Makes you wonder what type of solar technology they are using, eh?
     
  4. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    Yeah........I'm just surprised they're still running after, what, four years now? Like I said earlier, the Energizer Bunny ain't got nothing on those cats'...... :)
     

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