Mars Exploration Rover

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Two identical NASA Mars rovers, named Spirit and Opportunity, launched in 2003 June and July. They landed on opposite sides of the planet, in Gusev crater and on Meridiani Planum, in 2004 January to explore the surrounding surface. Each carried a panoramic camera (Pancam), instruments to analyse selected rocks, and a Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT) for grinding away the weathered surfaces of rocks to expose their interiors.

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html Official mission website.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.