Around Mars in 167 seconds: Time lapse video shows rover's five-year trek across the red planet in less than three minutes


  • Around Mars in 167 seconds: Time lapse video shows rover's five-year trek across the red planet in less than three minutes


    Mars rover Spirit spent five years, three months and 27 days on a mission of discovery across the planet before getting helplessly trapped in soil.

    Now, the spacecraft's long journey has been compiled in a fascinating time-lapse video using almost 3,500 different images taken by her front-right camera.

    Viewers are given an overview of her mission from the moment she woke up in January 2004 to her demise in April 2009 - all in under three minutes at 24 frames per second.

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    Spirit is powered by solar power. They lost contact after 6 years 2 months 19 days or over 25 times the original planned mission duration.

    Source: dailymail.co.uk via WRH