Author Topic: Year In Review: Curiosity & Opportunity Revelations, pushing the limits  (Read 2145 times)


Offline Dalhousie

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Feature by Chris Gebhardt!

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/12/yir-ii-curiosity-opportunity-revelations-longevity/

The biggest revelation was the possible geyserite found in old Spirit images, which, though dead, still delivers new findings.
"There is nobody who is a bigger fan of sending robots to Mars than me... But I believe firmly that the best, the most comprehensive, the most successful exploration will be done by humans" Steve Squyres

Offline eric z

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Fantastic article,Mr.C.G.! I kinda lost track of some of the developments on Mars this year from the two remarkable Rovers still chugging along. Great to know Spirit's data -set still providing exciting info, too.
Continued good luck to the JPL/industry teams providing our eyes and ears on Mars, so-to-speak! 8)

Offline whitelancer64

The Mars rovers have rewritten our understanding of Mars several times over, it is good to know that they are doing well. Excellent overview, and hopefully they will be featured in year-in-reviews for some time to come :)
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Wow what a great article. It was like a book that I couldn't put down. I started reading it and constantly finding myself backing up to compare what I had just read with something said earlier. It was a really, really interesting read.
Thanks Chris. Awesome!
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Epic work Chris G! They've been busy rovers!

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Wonderful article Chris G. thank you! :) Amazing science form amazing machines, the teams should be rightfully proud!
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Great article, great hardware, great teams.

Slipping the surly bonds of Earth to bring us untold tales of another World.

Paul

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The Mars rovers have rewritten our understanding of Mars several times over, it is good to know that they are doing well. Excellent overview, and hopefully they will be featured in year-in-reviews for some time to come :)

Actually the mission scientists have done that.  That rovers have not written a thing. ;)
"There is nobody who is a bigger fan of sending robots to Mars than me... But I believe firmly that the best, the most comprehensive, the most successful exploration will be done by humans" Steve Squyres

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