November 12, 2008
Where are Those Little Green Squeegees When You Need Them?

First Phoenix, next Spirit?

A dust storm on Mars has cut into the amount of sunlight reaching the solar array on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, leaving the rover in a vulnerable state.

I hope Ellen's evergreen "rule of threes" doesn't apply, because I think there were only three functioning probes on the surface of Mars in September. By December there might not be any.

Posted by scott at November 12, 2008 10:56 AM

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Since they've only outlived their projected service life by something like 9,000%, that's not too shabby, no?

Posted by: ronaprhys on November 12, 2008 11:58 AM
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