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It’s the fourth anniversary of NASA’s rover mission to Mars and both “Spirit” and “Opportunity” have made it to spots where their solar panels are getting enough power from the planets’ weak winter sunlight. The anniversary marks another incredible milestone, because the rovers were expected to last only a few months.