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Mars Rover Uncovers Evidence Of Ancient Wet Environments On The Red Planet
2014-06-25 04:17:53

NASA has opted to send the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity to a crater-rim ridgeline after orbital observations uncovered evidence of a water-related mineral at the site, officials from the US space agency announced on Tuesday.

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Captures Images Of Big New Crater
2014-05-22 14:29:15

Researchers have discovered on the Red Planet the largest fresh meteor-impact crater ever firmly documented with before-and-after images. The images were captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

mars rover curiosity microbe stowaways
2014-05-22 12:40:39

History is filled with accounts of man introducing alien species into a new ecosystem, so a new report coming from Nature News should come as no surprise – the Curiosity rover may have introduced microbes into its surrounding environment on Mars.

NASA Rover Sees Martian Vista From Ridgeline
2014-05-21 03:03:01

The rim surrounding Endeavour Crater on Mars recedes southward, then sweeps around to the east in a vista obtained by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The view is from high on the south end of the "Murray Ridge" portion of the crater's western rim.

Opportunity rover covered in Martian dust
2014-05-07 07:50:51

Dust is everywhere on Mars, and plays a key role in the red planet’s weather, according to a Texas A&M University researcher who has spent much of the past decade observing the phenomenon.

Human Path to Mars Detailed In NASA Exploration Forum
2014-04-30 03:59:03

NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. In an Exploration Forum at NASA Headquarters in Washington on April 29, 2014, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and officials from across the agency detailed NASA’s Human Path to Mars.

Selfie From Mars Opportunity Rover
2014-04-17 14:58:31

In its sixth Martian winter, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now has cleaner solar arrays than in any Martian winter since its first on the Red Planet, in 2005. Cleaning effects of wind events in March boosted the amount of electricity available for the rover's work.

Curiosity Mars rover tracks
2014-04-17 04:57:32

The Curiosity science team is analyzing the rock layer surrounding the base of a 16-foot-high butte known as “Mount Remarkable” to determine whether or not the region is a good candidate for investigation using tools on the robotic arm on the Mars rover.

MAVEN Electra Relay Radio
2014-03-03 04:21:23

The team operating NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission successfully completed, on Feb. 19, 2014, the initial post-launch power-on and checkout of the spacecraft's Electra Ultra High Frequency Transceiver.

Mars Rover Heads Uphill After Solving 'Doughnut' Riddle
2014-02-15 06:04:08

Researchers have determined the now-infamous Martian rock resembling a jelly doughnut, dubbed Pinnacle Island, is a piece of a larger rock broken and moved by the wheel of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity in early January.


Latest Exploration of Mars Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Planet Mars -- in astronomy, 4th planet from the sun, with an orbit next in order beyond that of the earth. Physical Characteristics Mars has a striking red appearance, and in its most favorable position for viewing, when it is opposite the sun, it is twice as bright as Sirius, the brightest star. Mars has a diameter of 4,200 mi (6,800 km), just over half the diameter of the earth, and its mass is only 11% of the earth's mass. The planet has a very thin atmosphere consisting...

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