Goodnight, Spirit

A Martian sunset photographed by the Spirit rover.
After months of silence from the Spirit rover, NASA has officially admitted the robot's demise.

The Spirit rover was designed to work for three months...

She explored the red planet for six years.

Spirit was built in Pasadena, not at all far from where I sit right now. Finally she rests, quietly gathering the dust of another world; her home planet, a pale blue star in the evening sky.

Spirit turns her eyes towards home and snaps a picture of Earth (as seen in the Martian sky).

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

wow, that photo looking toward earth is haunting. almost makes me wonder if machines can get homesick.