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Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favorable for life.
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 pm EST on Thursday, Nov 12, to discuss attempts to free the Mars rover Spirit from sandy soil where the venerable robot has been stuck for the past six months.
A second, lighter-weight test rover has entered the testing setup at JPL where rover team members are assessing strategy for getting Spirit out of soft soil where it is embedded on Mars.
The Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera imaged a region close to Maâ€™adim Vallis, one of the largest canyons on Mars, finding craters, lava flows and tectonic features.
The US space agency says it's considering the best maneuvers for freeing the Mars rover Spirit, which has become immobilized in soft martian soil.
Following a $4 million NASA budget cut, one of the twin Mars rovers will be deactivated while the other limited in its activities, mission team members announced Monday.
This 360-degree view, called the "McMurdo" panorama, comes from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. From April through October 2006, Spirit has stayed on a small hill known as "Low Ridge."
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