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Opportunity rover survives Martian winter for eighth time

Tom Paine Silver badge

Re: Obligatory...

It's a FAQ over at unmanned spaceflight.com . You have to remember that any mechanism you add has to have its mass balanced by taking something else off. Mossbauer? RAT? It would also be something else to go wrong. For a vehicle designed to last three months, it wasn't worth it.

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