NASA Mars Rovers hits 5-year anniversary

NASA's Mars rovers have been on the red planet for five-years now. The rovers were originally planned to stay on the planet for only 90 days has turned into much longer than anticipated. NASA has put together a video to celebrate the anniversary.

The rovers have made important discoveries about wet and violent environments on ancient Mars. They also have returned a quarter-million images, driven more than 21 kilometers (13 miles), climbed a mountain, descended into craters, struggled with sand traps and aging hardware, survived dust storms, and relayed more than 36 gigabytes of data via NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter. To date, the rovers remain operational for new campaigns the team has planned for them.

News source: Tech Fragments

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I love it when reporters screw up...

"The rovers were originally planned to stay on the planet for only 90 days has turned into much longer than anticipated."

As if the rovers have a way to leave the planet and NASA opted not to. They were planned to be operational fo only 90 days.

One day when someone [Perhaps another race or species] finds that stuff up there it is going to cause some consternation to be sure!

Farstrider said,
One day when someone [Perhaps another race or species] finds that stuff up there it is going to cause some consternation to be sure!


Can you elaborate? Would it cause more, or less, consternation as opposed to finding our own civilization's remains here on Earth?