Rovers - the study of the Red Planet

January 4, 2004 the first of the two rovers arrived on Mars. The aim of the research was to study the surface of the mission to determine whether Mars ever water, which in our understanding is the basis of life. The rover is on the Red Planet for nearly eight years and has reached the destination.









The rover is on the Red Planet for nearly eight years and has reached the destination, the crater Endeavour, in August 2011.




The western extremity of the crater Endeavour. Photo released August 10, 2011.




To reach the crater, the rover took almost three years. His speed is 0, 00037 miles per hour. Photo released August 9, 2011.




The crater Endeavour, the width of which is 14 miles. Photo released August 9, 2011.



Photo crater Endeavour, made August 4, 2011.



Photo taken rover September 6, 2010.



Photo strange-looking black rock, like a meteorite rover made in July 2009.



When NASA first announced the beginning of the mission, no one expected that it will turn out so long. It was assumed that the rover will be located on the surface of Mars for three months.



Made in 2004 Photo of rocky surface of Mars with a strong increase. In fact, land, caught in the lens of the camera, an area of ​​only 1, 2 inches.



The rover «Opportunity» took this photo in 2004.



In February 2004, the rover «Spirit» transmitted to Earth here such "avtoprotret».



Martian lowlands, called the exercise "Sleepy Hollow." The photo was taken after the arrival of the rover «Spirit» to Mars in 2004.



NASA spokesman James Garvin, left, and a specialist in public relations studying photographs taken by the rover «Spirit» in 2004.



NASA celebrate the arrival of the rover «Opportunity» to Mars in 2004.



The first Mars rover arrived on January 4, 2004. The second planet has reached three weeks.



NASA researchers are studying aircraft MER-2 at Kennedy Space Center in March 2003. Later he was called «Spirit». It was chosen in the school essay contest.



The rocket "Delta-2" with the rover «Spirit» on the board will start March 10, 2003.



Source: pnikonov.livejournal.com

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