Marsrovers get Life Extension
I just read an article stating that the rovers have been guaranteed an 18 month extension to their operations: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7398672/. This is good news since the Hubble space telescope has been written off: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7353224/. This 18 month extension is only possible because of the dust devils that have been cleaning off the rover's solar panels. So much for my post on this subject a year ago to the day.
"Life Extension" term courtesy of Vanilla Sky.