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|Spirit Ready for Winter and Some Real Science|
Since landing on January 3, 2004, Spirit has not had a chance to do something geologists have hoped: do an in-depth study of a single site on Mars. As the Martian winter is approaching, the sturdy little rover will be confined to a small area on the planet, where the team hopes that it will use the RAT and its digger to do an in-depth study of the area, Low Haven Ridge. The rover has had its batteries charge (by sitting on a slope maximizing its intake of sunlight) and should be ready to go through the winter.
|Three types of rocks scientist's hope to analyse during the Martian winter.|
Thanks to Shaun for submitting this.
(More info New Scientist)
- posted by Jim @ 10:58 EST