This Is Love

Illustration of a gray Mars rover sitting on a curved red planet, track marks and craters on the planet’s surface. The rover has six wheels, a long flat back of solar panels, and a long neck carrying a rectangular shaped bank of cameras. A small red heart appears on the body of the rover. The sky is black and peppered with geometric shapes – including stars and a ringed planet.

Episode 81: Tau = 10.8

Episode #81

2024-01-10 05:00:10


When twin rovers named Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars twenty years ago, they were only supposed to last 90 Martian days. But years passed, they were still alive, and engineers kept taking care of them. “I remember telling myself, ‘Please don’t die, Opportunity. Please don’t die.’”