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Spirit rover on Mars. Overhead view of the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit on the surface of Mars. This is a mosaic compiled from images taken by the navigation camera on the rover after it landed successfully on the planet on 4 January 2004. The pole on which the navigation camera is mounted is at lower left. The lander's airbags (white, upper centre) that protected the rover during landing, and the rover's solar panels (black) for generating power can be seen. The golf buggy- sized Spirit rover, and an identical one called Opportunity, will study Martian rocks and look for water on the planet.
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