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http://gallifreyburning.tumblr.com/ - A reminder that there is an image of the sunset seen from Mars. Take a moment to realize that this is the result of a robotic motor vehicle travelling millions of kilometres of space, successfully landing on the surface of another planet and communicating with Earth from there. Captured by NASA’s Spirit rover in 2006.

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How to Get to Mars. animation that's a virtual field trip to Mars! I thought many of you would appreciate seeing it. So, gather the kids 'round the computer to see the presentation that is sure to spark conversation, if not a desire for a career in the space science industry. There is some narration near the middle and end of this virtual Trip to Mars click schooling

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NASA's twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have been on the surface of Mars for more than eight years.

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Mars Rover Opportunity Marks 11-Year Anniversary with Stunning Photo by Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer   |  1/23/15 How the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers work.

Mars Rover Opportunity Marks 11-Year Anniversary with Stunning Photo by Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | 1/23/15 How the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers work.

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Sunset on Mars

On May 19, 2005, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover's 489th Martian day, or sol.

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Spirit in the Hills

Husband Hill in Gusev Crater, Photo Taken by Mars Expedition Rover Spirit, April 13, 2005

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Today is the 12th anniversary of the day NASA's Spirit rover landed on the Martian surface. There, it would be tasked as a mechanical geologist, attempting to learn more about the Martian soil and its chemical composition. It was expected to only last for approximately 1 kilometer of exploration, but it continued on well over its supposed expiration date. Spirit isn't the only rover we have on Mars right now; Opportunity and Curiosity are both also exploring the Martian surface, and soon the…

Astronomy Picture of the Day for 08 Dec 2013. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.