Panoramas show rovers MSNBC

It’s been weeks since the Mars rovers marked their anniversaries on the Red Planet, but the happy returns are still being processed back on Earth. Over the past few days, the rover team has released jaw-dropping, true-color panoramas from Spirit as well as Opportunity. The Opportunity rover’s panorama shows the place where its heat shield crashed during the probe’s descent a little more than a year ago, making a light reddish mark on the brick-red plain called Meridiani Planum.