Spirit of longevity

Spirit of longevity

Spirit of longevity

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Oct. 25 2006 5:07 PM

Spirit of longevity

I'm running out of Spirit puns, but that rover just keeps lasting!

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The Spirit Mars rover just achieved its 1000th martian day on the fourth rock, and to commemorate it NASA released a pretty cool panorama:

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It's pretty cool, but not nearly as spiffy as this anaglyph:

What? You don't have red/green glasses handy? Why not? There are a zillion of these anaglyphs on the web, so I keep a pair on my desk at work.

Yes, I'm a dork. Sue me.

Anyway, go get a pair. The hill in the near foreground with the rocks on it is so cool when see standing out against the farther hills. It reminds me a little of a place I recently visited.

Oh-- Spirit and Opportunity were only meant to last 90 martian days. 1000 days and counting.