Six years after it first bounced onto the rusty regolith of Mars, the rover Spirit is alive and still…well…spinning.
The rover is stuck in a sand trap and two wheels on it’s right side remain “muerte.” The team is still trying to make the robot a free Spirit. But they may soon have to settle for digging in deeper on one side, so the solar arrays will generate enough juice to keep it alive through the Martian winter – which starts in May.
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