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Mars Rovers still operating

October 22, 2007

According to Discovery News:

NASA announced it was extending for the fifth time the mission of Mars space probes Spirit and Opportunity, in their indefatigable exploration of the Red planet.

The two robots touched down three weeks apart on Mars in January 2004 for an expected 90-day mission that instead could stretch out to 2009, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said on its website.

“After more than three-and-a-half years, Spirit and Opportunity are showing some signs of aging, but they are in good health and capable of conducting great science,” said John Callas, rover project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

I’m curious if NASA has had them checking into why the global temperature on Mars has been rising. I don’t see how it can be. There are no SUVs on Mars.