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Mysterious Cleanup Revives NASA's Mars Rover

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Mysterious Cleanup Revives NASA's Mars Rover

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Mysterious Cleanup Revives NASA's Mars Rover

Mysterious Cleanup Revives NASA's Mars Rover

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Some unexpected news from Mars: The NASA rover Spirit is nearly back to full power after something — likely a windstorm — cleaned off dust that had collected on its solar panels. But a new problem has cropped up that may cripple an instrument on Spirit's partner, Opportunity.