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Friday, January 30, 2004



Spirit to be Cleaned

Upper Left: Martian sundial (also helps calibrate color); Upper Right Corner: Sol, magnified 5 times (identifies amount of dust in atmosphere); Lower Left: Cake; Lower Right: Blanco.
Upper Left: Martian sundial (also helps calibrate color); Upper Right Corner: Sol, magnified 5 times (identifies amount of dust in atmosphere); Lower Left: Cake; Lower Right: Blanco.
Credit: NASA/JPL
Spirit's FLASH memory is to be wiped out and reinitialized within the week. "I think it will be perfect again," Pete Theisinger, the project manager, said. Spirit has found two new rocks of interest: "Cake" and "Blanco." The first image sent back from Sprit since the computer problem happened, showed the rover's arm pressed against a rock just as it was before the error occurred.

Opportunity has its rear wheels correctly positioned and is ready to explore.

(More info: The Washington Post)


- posted by Jim @ 19:06 EST