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nowaypablo  ·  1270 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mars rover Opportunity goes dormant amid huge dust storm

    Designed to work for just 90 days when it landed back in January 2004, Opportunity has managed to keep on rolling even though it does so now only in reverse and the arm that it uses to put instruments next to rocks to examine them is arthritic.

In other government agency news, I hopped in a Paladin today and the gunner turned to me, and said “watch out this thing will randomly burst into flames all the time.”