NASA Video Showcases Best Images Captured by Mars Rover

The Mars Rover Spirit has sent back 124,000 images over the course of its more than seven years on the Red Planet.

by / July 21, 2011

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.