NASA Gets Signal from Mars Rover; Scientists Hoping for More

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NASA engineers have received a signal back from the Spirit rover on Mars. It lasted ten minutes and was picked up by a NASA antenna complex in Spain. However, officials aren't yet saying what the signal contained If it contained significant data, it would be the first time in two days.

Engineers are hoping Spirit will also send them some engineering data so they can determine the health of the six-wheeled robot. They could then pinpoint any problems and begin working on solutions. Engineers are planning more communications with Spirit to complete the diagnosis.