Anyone for a Martian Car Wash?

Anyone for a Martian Car Wash?

Opportunity rover gets a clean.jpg

It appears that the winds on Mars can be quite effective at cleaning dust. NASA’s veteran rover Opportunity took “selfies” in January and now in March 2014. You can see just how clean the rover has become after the winds. This cleaning has boosted the power to the rover by uncovering the solar panels. This extra boost in energy will be used to inspect the “Murray ridge” for signs of past wet environments.

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Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ. 

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