Mars Exploration Rover
Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars, artwork. The first of two identical NASA rovers, Spirit, landed on Mars on 4 January 2004. The second, Opportunity, landed on the other side of the planet on 24 January 2004. The rovers are powered by solar panels (black) and are mobile. Cameras mounted on the white mast give scientists panoramic views of the Martian surface. This enables them to instruct the rovers which rocks to analyse and where to look for water. Tools on board the golf buggy-sized rovers include spectrometers for analysing rock samples, a microscope and an abrasion tool. Each rover has a 90-day mission on the surface of Mars.
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Barents' ship at Nova Zembla, 1598 (engraving)
XJF3037892 Barents' ship at Nova Zembla, 1598 (engraving) by Dutch School, (16th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Willem Barentsz (c.1550-97) Dutch navigator, cartographer, and Arctic explorer went on 3 expeditions in search of a Northeast passage. The crew was stranded on Novaya Zemlya, off the North coast of Russia, for almost a year on the 3rd voyage and Barentsz died returning in 1597.
Gerrit de Veer documented 2nd & 3rd voyages 'A True and Perfect Description of Three Voyages, so Strange and Wonderfull...'); Dutch, out of copyright
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Empire State Building. New York City. Date: 1943
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