31 January 2004


Woohoo! Opportunity is off the landing platform and Spirit is expected to be back to 100% functionality by tomorrow. Opportunity has already detected iron oxide which is hypothesized to have formed in liquid water.

Also of interest to the incredibly nerdy might be this discussion on /. about the specifics of the software failure. For the history buffs, this page about the first successful photographic mission to another planet, as experienced by a Mariner IV scientist, is very cool.

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