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Something cheerful for today: Spirit and Opportunity are 5 years old

Remember the two 90-day missions to Mars? Well, the two Mars rovers are over 5 years old and still rumbling right along.

March 26, 2009: In January 2004, NASA landed two identical robotic rovers named Spirit and Opportunity on the surface of Mars. The twins were primed for a brief 3-month mission to tell us a story of water and possibly life itself in the planet's past. More than five years later, the dynamic duo are still roving the Red Planet, engaged in a saga of overachievement that has transformed Mars exploration. more here
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