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Spirit Rover at Engineering Flats on Mars

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#49487 by @ 23.09.2004 00:15 - nach oben -
Spirit Rover at Engineering Flats on Mars

Explanation: Is it art? Here the paintbrush was the Spirit robotic rover, the canvas was the soil on Mars, and the artists were the scientists and engineers of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. The picture created was mostly unintentional -- the MERS team was primarily instructing Spirit to investigate rocks in and around Hank's Hollow in a location called Engineering Flats on Mars. After creating the ground display with its treads, the Spirit rover was instructed to photograph the area along with itself in silhouette. Both Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, are now back in contact after an expected radio blackout caused by Mars moving behind the Sun. NASA has also announced that it is extending the rovers missions for six months, so long as they keep working. Today: Day and night have equal duration

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#49498 by @ 23.09.2004 11:33 - nach oben -
hinder em berg versteckt sich am sonic sini mueter.
#49500 by @ 23.09.2004 11:41 - nach oben -
da! hani äbä gad au gmerkt!
#49668 by @ 23.09.2004 22:31 - nach oben -
mettler, gibs uuf. weni nüächtern bi hesch eh kai chance
#49736 by @ 24.09.2004 08:33 - nach oben -
und wenn d-m nüechtern isch?