Spirit receives same treatment as Opportunity

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    http://www.technewsworld.com/story/spce/41371.html


    These rovers are lasting longer than expected because of the impromptu cleaning of the solar panels. They "assume" it was a dust devil, maybe we are getting some help...
     
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    When I first read about these probes, around the time they were launched, I couldn't figure out why they didn't just install a wiper on the thing....
     
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    I read about this a while back. It said that the panels are VERY clean. Almost as if somebody used water and a squeegie to clean em off. And both rovers at that.... not just one of em.
     
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    At first it was just one of them, now both of them. They try to explain it away with dust devils but have no explanation that actually makes sense how that would work to this level of cleanliness. Sometimes scientists should just learn to say, "I don't know..." rather than trying to make an explanation fit that doesn't work.
     
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    If that's the case they likely won't do it again, you know those homeless guys who keep trying to get you to pay for spreading mud on the windshield will eventually learn that you aren't going to "tip" them for it.

    It bodes well for us if it is so, it shows a proclivity for Commercial Endeavors. Next time they will likely leave a magnet somewhere so we can call for help when we need it....
     

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