July 21, 2011 By News Staff
The Mars Rover Spirit — and its twin Opportunity — have exceeded anyone's wildest expectations for them. While Spirit's mission is over following a harsh Martian winter that scientists say likely wiped out its battery, Opportunity trundles onward, awaiting Curiosity, the next rover slated to arrive on Mars next year.
During a mission that was intended to last a mere 90 days, Spirit caputred tens of thousands of images of Mars — including a compelling look back at Earth. Enjoy this video from NASA and JPL showcasing a few of the best pictures Spirit sent home.
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