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2012-03-30 13:29:23

Mars Science Laboratory mission will send its one-ton rover, Curiosity, to Mount Sharp, a martian mountain inside a crater. Once there, NASA researchers hope to learn more about the mountain, how it formed, and hopefully learn more about the history and geology of Mars. Larger than any Rocky Mountain found in the Centennial State, Mount Sharp has been a subject of interest ever since it was discovered in the 1970s. It sits in a peculiar place; in the middle of a crater, and NASA...

Ancient Lake Delta Found On Mars
2011-09-02 11:36:31

  The European Space Agency (ESA) said on Friday that it has discovered a crater on Mars that was once filled by a lake. NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft was first to identify the lake.  ESA said this delta structure is characteristic of the presence of a lake in the crater. The delta is an ancient fan-shaped deposit of dark sediments that is laid down in water, according to the space agency. The extinct lake is in the 40-mile-diameter Eberswalde crater that formed...

2011-07-07 11:00:00

NASA said on Wednesday that it has dwindled down the next Mars rover's landing site to two locations. The two locations for the Mars Science Laboratory landing site are the Eberswalde and Gale craters.  The Curiosity rover is in preparations for launch sometime during the period of November 25 and December 18, 2011. According to NASA, Eberswalde crater is a clay-bearing site where a river once flowed into a lake, which could offer a chance to use knowledge that oil industry geologists...

2011-05-16 09:40:00

What locations would you go see if you had a chance to visit the surface of Mars? This is the question that researchers have been pondering for several years and now the landing sites have been narrowed down to four choices from an original list of 60 sites, according to several sources. After a two-year delay, the next robotic rover to roam the surface of Mars is set to launch in November, The rover Curiosity, part of the Mars Science Laboratory Program, is the size of a small car and will...

2008-11-19 18:35:00

PASADENA, Calif. -- Four intriguing places on Mars have risen to the final round as NASA selects a landing site for its next Mars mission, the Mars Science Laboratory. The agency had a wider range of possible landing sites to choose from than for any previous mission, thanks to the Mars Science Laboratory's advanced technologies, and the highly capable orbiters helping this mission identify scientifically compelling places to explore. Mars Science Laboratory project leaders at NASA's Jet...

2008-09-24 11:40:00

About four billion years ago, there were lakes on Mars which may have been fed by short-lived rivers that were, in turn, fed by precipitation. These lakes filled craters that were formed by the impact of meteorites. Water accumulated in places where rivers broke through the crater rims. Deltas were formed at the mouths of the rivers, similar to how they are formed where rivers flow into lakes or seas on Earth. These are the findings of an international team of researchers led by Ernst Hauber...

2006-12-10 12:00:09

By ALICIA CHANG Associated Press Video: Possible Water Found on Mars LOS ANGELES -- New photographs from space suggest that water occasionally flows on the frigid surface of Mars, raising the tantalizing possibility that it is hospitable to life, scientists reported Wednesday. The new images, taken by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor before it lost contact with Earth, do not actually show flowing water. Rather, they show changes in craters that provide the strongest evidence yet that...

2006-12-08 12:00:10

By Warren E. Leary Pictures of Martian gullies taken several years apart strongly suggest that water still flows at least occasionally on the surface of the planet, scientists have announced. While water ice and water vapor have long been known to exist below the surface of Mars in the relatively recent past, and water ice has been seen at the poles, this is "the strongest evidence to date that water still flows occasionally on the surface of Mars," Michael Meyer, the lead scientist for...

2006-12-07 09:11:17

LOS ANGELES -- After decades of scouring images of Mars for signs of water, scientists believe they have found stunning evidence that water may even now be flowing through the Red Planet's frigid surface. The news excited scientists who hunt for extraterrestrial life. If the finding is confirmed, they say, all the ingredients favorable for life on Mars would be in place: liquid water and a stable heat source. "This is a squirting gun for water on Mars," said Kenneth Edgett, a scientist at San...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'