Spirit on the Martian Plains

xkcd by Randall Munroe
Frtom xkcd by Randall Munroe
Go to: Universe Today, by Ken Kremer
... Jan. 3, marks the 10th anniversary since the safe landing of NASA’s renowned Spirit rover on the plains of Mars on Jan. 3, 2004.... 
Spirit survived three harsh Martian winters and only succumbed to the Antarctic-like temperatures when she unexpectedly became mired in an unseen sand trap driving beside an ancient volcanic feature named ‘Home Plate’ that prevented the solar arrays from generating life giving power to safeguard critical electronic and computer components. - Ken Kremer