Spirit And Opportunity

Have you ever heard of the rovers Spirit and Opportunity? Well we are going to tell you about them. Spirit and Opportunity were the rovers that landed on Mars in 2004. They proved that liquid water once ran through Mars’s surface. They also relayed images of an astrogeologist’s wonderland with different types of rocks.

On May 1, 2009 Spirit became stuck in soft soil. His last communication with Earth was on March 22, 2010. Spirit went on to function effectively over 20 times longer than NASA planners expected following mission completion. Did you know that Spirit was named just out of the blue?

Opportunity is a robotic rover on the planet Mars, active since 2004. Its twin, Spirit, became immobile in 2009 and in 2010 ceased communication, but Opportunity is still active as of 2012. Opportunity survived dust-storms and reached Endeavour crater in 2011.