Psychedelic Crater Descent

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Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA reports that Mars rover Spirit "recently overtook the classic Viking 2 Lander's spot as the second-longest-lasting spacecraft on the surface of Mars: 1290 sols (martian days) and counting!" Viking 2 was, of course, a mission from the 1970s, hence the funkedelic image above to celebrate. Apparently.

Meanwhile, according to this post on the Planetary Society blog, Opportunity is finally poised to descend into Victoria Crater.

Apologies if I'm lax on the blogging at the mo, I'm still feeling unwell, and having trouble thinking let alone typing. (For example, I just had to edit this post to change the label to Mars, from Pluto. Bit of a difference.)


susanna said...

Hmmmm...pretty amazing that it's still kicking (or rolling?) up there! I hope that you feel better soon, Pacian.

Udge said...

Gute Besserung!

mark said...

ah, should have left it at pluto (I've always wanted to say that).

tinker said...

Perhaps it was the 'funkadelic' colors causing you to hallucinate Mars as Pluto. It took me years to get over those colors from the 60's and 70's. @_@

Hope you feel better soon, Pacian!