Greatest Mars Mysteries, Pt. One

In early 2004 the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity touched down on the planet Mars to begin exploring the Martian environment. Due to calculations relating to accumulation of dust on their solar panels, the two robots were given an expected lifespan of 90 days each to gather as much scientific data as possible. But incredibly, the rover Spirit lasted until 2010, and was ultimately only stopped after being ensnared by sandy soil in a Martian crater. Even more incredibly, the rover Opportunity is still going and transmitting data to scientists on Earth.

As strange as it may seem, the mystery has never been adequately addressed by NASA scientists.

In this interview, David Talbott explains why repeated electrostatic cleanings are the only plausible explanation for the rovers’ stunning lifespans. This explanation (first proposed on back in 2005) is made ironic by the latest developments in self-cleaning solar panel technologies – intended for use in future Mars missions.

NEWS FLASH:  “ELECTRIC UNIVERSE 2013: The Tipping Point.” A breakthrough conference, Jan 3-6 in Albuquerque New Mexico.  Wal Thornhill, David Talbott, Rupert Sheldrake, Gerald Pollack, Mae Wan Ho, Dean Radin, and many more, including most of the speakers highlighted in the ThunderboltsProject videos.

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