1badmf wrote on Feb 14, 2019, 22:31:
Creston wrote on Feb 14, 2019, 21:25:
Good luck on your doggie, Blue!
Also, rest well, Opportunity. You were an absolute marvel of engineering. Here's hoping this will come true.
i've always wondered why they've never built wipers onto the solar panels instead of crossing fingers and waiting for a strong gust of wind. they can't be that heavy, and they probably don't use very much power either.
When you're flinging something across a million miles of space, every gram cut counts. Also, Opportunity was expected to last six months, not 15 years, so we got so much more out of it than we ever expected. Given that short time frame (6 mos), it probably didn't make sense to add wipers.
'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence? - GC