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Spirit on Mars!

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The latest robotic NASA mission to Mars seems to be a success so far; the rover, named Spirit, has transmitted a signal indicating that it's landed safely. Whew. I've been distressed at the apparent loss of the Beagle 2 (I'm still hoping that it'll turn up; there are apparently several more possible opportunities to get a signal from it over the next couple weeks), so I'm very pleased to hear that Spirit made it.

See also NASA's official Mars Exploration Rover Mission site.

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