Amateur astronomer Stuart Atkinson painstakingly stitched together 55 photos to create this stunning self-portrait of Curiosity sitting on Mars
. (Click the picture for the full-size 5400 pixel-wide masterpiece.)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has announced
: NASA has ended operational planning activities for the Mars rover Spirit and transitioned the Mars Exploration Rover Project to a single-rover operation focused on Spirit's still-active twin, Opportunity.
New Scientist has a quality obituary
for the little Mars Rover that could.