Such an amazing technological accomplishment!
One of two rovers launched in 2003 to explore Mars and search for signs of past life, Spirit far outlasted her planned 90-day mission. Among her myriad discoveries, Spirit found evidence that Mars was once much wetter than it is today and helped scientists better understand the Martian wind.
In May 2009, the rover became embedded in soft soil at a site called “Troy” with only five working wheels to aid in the rescue effort. After months of testing and carefully planned maneuvers, NASA ended efforts to free the rover and eventually ended the mission on May 25, 2011. [NASA]
There are times when I think to myself, “That person has too much time on their hands.” I’m tempted to think that when I see something like this, however, I’m too amazed and geeked out over what I’m seeing.
Imgur user doomhandle built this amazing LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer and the amount of detail and planning that must have went into it boggles my mind! See more pics