Whoo-hoo, looks like NASA got Spirit back though it’s still not 100% and may take a while to fix! The ‘recovery’ comes just in time because Opportunity is just 48 hours away.

All this on a day when ESA’s Mars Express returned some of the best ever pictures of the surface of Mars.

Oh, and I almost forgot, while we spend millions getting to Mars, pieces of Mars come to us for free. Earlier this week a meteorite that has been confirmed as originating on Mars was found in Morocco.