Mars Rover Down: Spirit is Dead

Via Discovery News":

Although the likelihood of recovering stricken Mars Exploration Rover Spirit was slim, a tiny sliver of hope endured that the tenacious rover would eventually send a signal back to Earth.
Sadly, today, NASA confirmed news that was as inevitable as it was unwelcome: the final command will be sent to the Red Planet on Wednesday, and orbiting Mars satellites will cease search operations at the end of the month.
That means it's official (or it will be in a few days): Spirit is dead.

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