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Second Mars Rover Lands, Begins Work

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Second Mars Rover Lands, Begins Work

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Second Mars Rover Lands, Begins Work

Second Mars Rover Lands, Begins Work

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The second Mars rover, Opportunity, lands safely on the Red Planet and begins sending back data immediately. Its twin rover, Spirit, landed three weeks ago on the other side of Mars. Spirit has experienced software difficulties, but NASA engineers are slowly solving them. NPR's Joe Palca reports.