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Title: Mars Rovers


1
Mars Rovers
2
Goal
  • The goal of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission
    was to search for and study a wide range of rocks
    and soil that could suggest a history of water on
    Mars.

3
About Mars
  • Dry and cold surface
  • May have once had water
  • Martian rocks might have signs of water

4
Two Rovers were sent
  • Spirit
  • Opportunity

5
Scientific Instruments
  • Camera
  • Spectrometers
  • Grinding tool

6
Launch
  • Spirit was launched on June 10, 2003.
  • Opportunity was launched on July 7 2003.

7
Landing
  • Spirit landed on Janurary 4 2004.
  • Opportunity landed three weeks later.

8
Success!
  • Spirit and Opportunity have confirmed that there
    once was standing water on mars.

9
Current Status
  • Spirit is currently trapped in a bed of loose
    soil.
  • Opportunity is spending sever weeks at Crater
    Rim.

10
  • Paving the Way
  • One of the goals of the Mars Exploration Rover
    Mission was to pave the way for human exploration
    of Mars!

11
Works Cited
  • Banerdt, W. Bruce. "Mars Exploration Rover
    Mission." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2011.
    Web.  21 Jan. 2011.
  • Courtland, Rachel. "Mars rover to begin risky
    escape attempt." New Scientist 204.2734 (2009)
    8. MAS Ultra - School Edition. EBSCO. Web. 21
    Jan. 2011.
  • "Mars rovers reach fifth anniversary." New
    Scientist 200.2688 (2009) 19. MAS Ultra - School
    Edition. EBSCO. Web. 21 Jan. 2011.
  • Matson, John. "Unfree Spirit NASA's Mars Rover
    Appears Stuck for Good." Scientific American
    302.4 (2010) 16. MAS Ultra - School Edition.
    EBSCO. Web. 21 Jan. 2011.
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