Spirit Rover Permanently Stuck

Artist's rendering of Mars rover. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

After months of trying to free Spirit, one of the Mars rovers, NASA has decided to give up on the rover becoming mobile again.  With the approach of winter on Mars, NASA is putting Spirit into hibernation mode to protect its electronics.  The Mars rovers are designed to withstand temperatures of -40 degrees Fahrenheit while operating and -67 degrees Fahrenheit while hibernating.

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